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Larissa (//; Greek: Λάρισα, Lárisa, [ˈlarisa]) is the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region in Greece. It is the fifth-most populous city in Greece with a population of 148,562 in the city proper, according to the 2021 census. It is also capital of the Larissa regional unit. It is a principal agricultural centre and a national transport hub, linked by road and rail with the port of Volos, the cities of Thessaloniki and Athens. The municipality of Larissa has 164,381 inhabitants, while the regional unit of Larissa reached a population of 269,151 (in 2021[update]).
|• Type||Mayor–council government|
|• Mayor||Apostolos Kalogiannis|
|• Total||122.59 km2 (47.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||67 m (220 ft)|
|• Total||148,562(city proper) 164,381(municipality)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code||0030 241|
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Legend has it that Achilles was born here. Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine", died here. Today, Larissa is an important commercial, transportation, educational, agricultural and industrial centre of Greece. The city straddles the Pineios river and N.-NE. of the city are the Mount Olympus and Mount Kissavos.