Akrata

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Akrata
Ακράτα
Location
Akrata is located in Greece
Akrata
Akrata
Coordinates 38°10′N 22°19′E / 38.167°N 22.317°E / 38.167; 22.317Coordinates: 38°10′N 22°19′E / 38.167°N 22.317°E / 38.167; 22.317
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Municipality: Aigialeia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 7,056
 - Area: 180.17 km2 (70 sq mi)
 - Density: 39 /km2 (101 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 140 m (459 ft)
Postal code: 250 06
Telephone: 26960
Auto: ΑΧ

Akrata, (Greek: Ακράτα) is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Aigialeia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Akrata is located on the right bank of the river Krathis, 3 km from its outflow into the Gulf of Corinth. The Greek National Road 8A/E65 (Patras - Corinth) and the railway from Patras to Corinth pass through the municipal unit, northeast of the town. The nearest town is Aigeira, 4 km to the east. It is 23 km southeast of Aigio, 52 km east of Patras and 23 km northeast of Kalavryta.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Historical population[edit]

Year Village population Community Population Municipality population
1991 1,508 - 5,492
2001 1,737 1,778 6,871

Geography[edit]

Most of the municipal unit is mountainous, with only some flat areas near the Gulf of Corinth coast. Akrata is known for its beaches. The river Krathis flows from the Aroania mountain to sea through Akrata. Lake Tsivlos, formed by a landslide in 1912, is by the road linking Akrata and Zarouchla, 11 km southwest of Akrata.

History[edit]

The ruins of the ancient city of Aegae and its ancient theatre are found near Akrata. The municipality Akrata was founded in 1879 but was dissolved in 1914. The municipality was refounded in 1986 along with Sylivainiotika, Porovitsa and Krathio. In 1998 under the Capodistrian Plan, the municipality was enlarged to include every village and town in the municipality. Angelos Deloukas was the first mayor of the municipality. The countryside near Akrata was damaged by the 2007 Greek forest fires.

Media and books[edit]

  • Styx - Greek local and monthly newspaper

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  • Idrysi kai Exelixi tis Akratas (Ίδρυση και Εξέλιξη της Ακράτας) Anastasios Mich. Georgantopoulou
  • I Akrata stin teleftaia 10etia tou 20ou aiona (Η Ακράτα στην τελευταία 10ετία του 20ου αιώνα = Akrata In The Last Ten Decades Of The Twentieth Century) Anast. Mich. Georgantopoulou
  • Istoria Kai Laografika tis Anatolikis Periochis Aigialeias kai Kalavryton (Ιστορικά και Λαογραφικά της Ανατολικής Περιοχής Αιγιάλειας και Καλαβρύτων = Historic And Demographics Of The Eastern Area of Aigialeia And Kalavryta) Athanasios Th. Fotopoulos

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