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|Time zone:||EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)|
|Elevation (center):||6 m (20 ft)|
|Postal code:||270 51|
Andravída (Greek: Ανδραβίδα, [anðraˈviða], French: Andreville) is a town and a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andravida-Kyllini, of which it is a municipal unit. Its population is about 4,300. Andravida is located in the plains of northwestern Elis, at about 7 km from the Ionian Sea coast. It is 3 km south of Lechaina, 6 km north of Gastouni, 30 km northwest of Pyrgos and 55 km southwest of Patras.
The Greek National Road 9 (also E55) Patras-Pyrgos-Pylos passes east of the town. Andravida has a disused railway station on the line from Patras to Kalamata, which opened in the 1860s. The Andravida Air Base is 2.5 km to the east of the city center. Construction began in the 1950s to expand the Greek military aviation services throughout the state. At 2 km, it has the longest runway in Elis.
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Tomatoes, potatoes, pasture, watermelon, corn, melon and some other types of fruits and vegetables are grown in the municipality. Citrus and olive groves dominate the hills east of Tragano. The tomato factory "Asteris" produces a lot of tomato sauce, sold throughout Greece.
Andravida (then Andreville) was the capital of the Principality of Achaea from 1295 until 1460; after this it was conquered and ruled by the Ottoman Empire until Greek independence. It had a court[clarification needed] which is no longer used, and a Frankish-built church, Agia Sophia, in the heart of town.
The municipal unit Andravida is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):
The small village Agios Georgios (pop. 96) lies 6 km east of Andravida town centre, on the east side of the air base.
- De Facto Polulation of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
- Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)