Aipeia (Greek: Αίπεια) is a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Messini, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 55.572 km2.[3] Population 1,884 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Longa. Modern Aipeia is named after Aepeia, a town on the Messenian Gulf mentioned in Homer's Iliad as Αἴπεια.[4]

Aipeia

Αίπεια
Aipeia is located in Greece
Aipeia
Aipeia
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 36°51′N 21°54′E / 36.850°N 21.900°E / 36.850; 21.900Coordinates: 36°51′N 21°54′E / 36.850°N 21.900°E / 36.850; 21.900
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitMessenia
MunicipalityMessini
 • Municipal unit55.572 km2 (21.456 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
1,884
 • Municipal unit density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΚΜ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  4. ^ Autenrieth, Georg (1891). "Αἴπεια". A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges. New York: Harper and Brothers. Retrieved 12 March 2012.