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A pentapolis, from the Greek words πέντε (pente), "five" and πόλις (polis), "city(-state)" is a geographic and/or institutional grouping of five cities. Cities in the ancient world probably formed such groups for political, commercial and military reasons, as happened later with the Cinque Ports in England.

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The Pentapolis on the Adriatic was part of the Exarchate of Ravenna, an administrative unit of the Byzantine Empire. Red: The Pentapolis. Orange: Other cities of the Exarchate.

Pentapolis of modern world[edit]



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  1. ^ PD-icon.svg "Pentapolis". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  2. ^ Barron, James. "IF YOU'RE THINKING OF LIVING IN: FIVE TOWNS", The New York Times, July 10, 1983. Accessed May 20, 2008. "The basic five are Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Hewlett and Inwood. But the area also includes some unincorporated communities and two tiny villages, Hewlett Bay Park and Woodsburgh, that are not added to the final total."

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:19:38 -0800

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:29:09 -0800

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:00:58 -0800

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:00:00 -0700

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:30:00 -0800

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:36:11 -0800

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