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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.

Significant historical cases[edit]

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.

Pentapoleis of the modern world[edit]



United States of America[edit]


  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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The Register-Guard
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:41:15 -0800

Advised to lie low for a while, Pericles is shipwrecked off Pentapolis, where he wins a jousting tournament and the hand of the lovely Thaisa. When he hears that Antiochus and his daughter have been burned to death by the gods, Pericles and Thaisa head ...


Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:19:55 -0800

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:48:45 -0800

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

"Uniti, per crescere insieme…": è questa la sintesi dell'impegno di Pentapolis e quindi la ragione ultima della sua azione socio-culturale, che nei prossimi giorni si svilupperà in due momenti altamente significativi: il 2° convegno "Costruiamo la ...


Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:13:26 -0800

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 02:30:00 -0800

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

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 04:48:45 -0700

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