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The Peloponnese, Peloponnesos or Peloponnesus (Template:Lang-el; see also List of Greek place names) is a large peninsula (technically an island since the 1893 construction of the Corinth Canal) and region in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. During the late Middle Ages and the Ottoman era, the peninsula was known as the Morea (Template:Lang-el, colloq. Μωριάς), a name still in colloquial use.

The peninsula is divided among three distinct peripheries of modern Greece: most of it belongs to the Peloponnese Periphery, and parts belong to the West Greece and Attica peripheries.

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Prefectures

Cities

The principal modern cities of the Peloponnese are (2001 census):

Archaeological sites

The Peloponnese possesses many important archaeological sites dating from the Bronze Age through to the Middle Ages. Among the most notable are:

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