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Androusa (Greek: Ανδρούσα) is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Messini, of which it is a municipal unit. Predominantly a farming region, the principal exports include kalamata olives, olive oil, and livestock. It is located 22 km north-west of Kalamata.
Historical sites of interest within and around Androusa include:
- Ruins of a medieval castle fortification (formerly known as the Castle of Druges): commenced by the Franks or the Byzantines around the 13th century, of which the outside fortification enclosure and several ruined turret towers remain. Traces of marble constructions dating to the Roman, post-Roman, or Latin Empire era are also revealed on the inner part of the fortification on the eastern fringe of Androusa. Excavation works have not been carried out;
- The church of Saint George Isodomous: dating back to around the 11th century, this modest construction is possibly the best preserved byzantine era building within the village. Some roof restoration work has been completed in recent years;
- The church of Saint Samarina: dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, this is one of the most significant byzantine constructions in the area (3 km north);
- The abandoned monastery of Andronikos (a Byzantine emperor) in Maganiako, 10 km north-west.
Municipality population 2,820 (2001), village population 786 (2001).
- 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)
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