Oinountas

Oinountas (Greek: Οινούντας) is a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sparti, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 301.812 km2.[3] The name originates from the Oinountas, a small river that traverses the municipality.

Oinountas

Οινούντας
Oinountas is located in Greece
Oinountas
Oinountas
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°10′N 22°25′E / 37.167°N 22.417°E / 37.167; 22.417Coordinates: 37°10′N 22°25′E / 37.167°N 22.417°E / 37.167; 22.417
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitLaconia
MunicipalitySparti
 • Municipal unit301.8 km2 (116.5 sq mi)
Elevation
580 m (1,900 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
1,839
 • Municipal unit density6.1/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
230 64
Area code(s)27310
Vehicle registrationΑΚ

SubdivisionsEdit

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

GeographyEdit

The municipal unit Oinountas covers the area between the northeastern part of the Evrotas valley up to the ridge of Parnon Mountain. The river Oinountas flows through the southeastern part of the municipal unit.

HistoryEdit

The municipality Oinountas was first established in 1835, the seat of administration being Vamvakou. It was enlarged in 1840, and the seat moved to Vresthena.[4] It was abolished in 1912, and the municipality was split into the independent communities of Vamvakou, Vresthena, Vasaras and Arachova.[4] It was then re-founded by law 2539/1997 (Kapodistrias Plan) in 1998, covering a larger area, by the merger of the communities Sellasia (the seat of the new municipality), Vasaras, Theologos, Varvitsa, Vamvakou, Koniditsa, Voutianoi, and Vresthena.[4]

Historical populationEdit

Year Population
1991 2,649
2001 2,625
2011 1,839

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.
  4. ^ a b c "Changes in local government". Retrieved 28 June 2020.

See alsoEdit