Agrafa (municipality)

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Agrafa
Άγραφα
Location
Agrafa is located in Greece
Agrafa
Agrafa
Coordinates 39°8′N 21°39′E / 39.133°N 21.650°E / 39.133; 21.650Coordinates: 39°8′N 21°39′E / 39.133°N 21.650°E / 39.133; 21.650
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Evrytania
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 6,976
 - Area: 924.1 km2 (357 sq mi)
 - Density: 8 /km2 (20 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 1,142
 - Area: 288 km2 (111 sq mi)
 - Density: 4 /km2 (10 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 398
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 800 m (2,625 ft)
Postal code: 360 73
Telephone: 22370
Auto: ΚΗ
For the wider Agrafa region, see Agrafa.

Agrafa (Greek: Άγραφα) is a village and a municipality in Evrytania, Central Greece. Its administrative center is the village Kerasochori.[2] It is named after the wide mountainous region of Agrafa, of which it occupies only the SW part.

It consists merely of villages and hamlets spread on the mountain slopes around the river Agrafiotis. Likewise the rest of Agrafa area, they are famous for their complete autonomy throughout the four centuries of Ottoman occupation of Greece, being home to many bands of fighters against the Ottoman rule; most notably of Antonis Katsantonis who is considered as the local hero.

Despite their natural beauty, the villages are still virgin from touristic exploitation. There are some basic facilities in the bigger villages - family-run hostels and taverns.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Agrafa was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):[2]

  • Agrafa (Agrafa, Epiniana, Marathos, Monastiraki, Tridendro, Trovato, Vrangiana)
  • Aperantia (Granitsa, Limeri, Lithochori, Sivista, Topoliana, Valaora, Voulpi)
  • Aspropotamos (Kedra, Lepiana, Neo Argyri, Prasia, Raptopoulo)
  • Fragkista (Anatoliki Fragkista, Dytiki Fragkista, Episkopi, Marathia, Palaiochori, Palaiokatouna, Tripotamo)
  • Viniani (Agios Dimitrios, Chryso, Dafni, Kerasochori, Mavrommata, Viniani)

Sources & external links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)