Figaleia

Figaleia (Greek: Φιγαλεία) is a mountain village and a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the administrative reform of 2011 it is a municipal unit of the municipality of Zacharo.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 89.175 km2.[3] In 2011 the population was 41 for the village and 1,371 for the municipal unit. The seat of the municipality was in Nea Figaleia. Figaleia is located south of Andritsaina, west of Megalopoli, north-northwest of Kalamata, northeast of Kyparissia and southeast of Pyrgos. Figaleia is located in mountainous southern Elis. The river Neda flows through the municipal unit. The name was taken from the ancient city-state of Phigaleia, which was located near the present village.

Figaleia

Φιγαλεία
Figaleia is located in Greece
Figaleia
Figaleia
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°24′N 21°51′E / 37.400°N 21.850°E / 37.400; 21.850Coordinates: 37°24′N 21°51′E / 37.400°N 21.850°E / 37.400; 21.850
CountryGreece
Administrative regionWest Greece
Regional unitElis
MunicipalityZacharo
 • Municipal unit89.18 km2 (34.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
1,371
 • Municipal unit density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

SubdivisionsEdit

The municipal unit Figaleia is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

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.