Magouliana

Magouliana (Greek: Μαγούλιανα) is a mountain village and a community in the municipal unit of Vytina, Arcadia, Greece. In 2011, it had a population of 117 for the village and 119 for the community, which includes the small village Pan. It sits at 1,365 m above sea level, under the ruined Argyrokastro Castle. Magouliana is 3 km southwest of Lasta, 5 km west of Vytina and 12 km northeast of Dimitsana. It is considered a traditional settlement.

Magouliana

Μαγούλιανα
Magouliana is located in Greece
Magouliana
Magouliana
Coordinates: 37°41′N 22°8′E / 37.683°N 22.133°E / 37.683; 22.133Coordinates: 37°41′N 22°8′E / 37.683°N 22.133°E / 37.683; 22.133
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArcadia
MunicipalityGortynia
Municipal unitVytina
Community
 • Population119 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

PopulationEdit

Year Population village Population community
1815 1,250
1851 2,342
1861 554
1896 902
1907 889
1920 635
1928 796
1940 844
1950 604
1961 471
1971 319
1981 335
1991 257
2001 238 256
2011 117 119

Geography and historyEdit

According to several sources, the village was founded between 1530 and 1600 by inhabitants of five settlements, Agios Athanasios (Kastro), Agios Konstantinos (Leivadi), Agios Ioannis (Kampeas), Petrovouni and Megisti or Katsipodas, fleeing from raiding Lalaioi Turks. According to Max Vasmer, the name might derive from the Slavic word Mogyljane ("hill people").[2] The word is also related to the modern Greek μαγούλα (magoula, of Slavic[3][4] or Albanian[5] origin) which means hill or small mound. It was renamed to Argyrokastro in 1927,[6] but it was renamed back to Magouliana in 1929.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ M. Vasmer, Die Slaven in Griechenland (1941), p 155
  3. ^ Triandafillidis dictionary
  4. ^ Die Slaven in Griechenland p 170
  5. ^ Babiniotis dictionary, 2002, p 1033
  6. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  7. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece

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