Argyra, Greece

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Argyra
Αργυρά
Location
Argyra is located in Greece
Argyra
Argyra
Coordinates 38°17′N 21°52′E / 38.283°N 21.867°E / 38.283; 21.867Coordinates: 38°17′N 21°52′E / 38.283°N 21.867°E / 38.283; 21.867
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Municipality: Patras
Municipal unit: Rio
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Village
 - Population: 370
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: AX

Argyra (Greek: Αργυρά) is a village in the municipal unit of Rio, Achaea, Greece. It is situated in the northern foothills of the Panachaiko, at about 450 m elevation. It is 2 km west of Sella and 7 km east of Rio. In 2001, it had a population of 370. A wind energy facility has been built about 4 km to the south.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 305
1991 275
2001 370

History[edit]

The ancient town Argyra was located near the river Selemnos, the spring Argyra and the town Boline. Both towns were already ruined in Pausanias' days (2nd century AD). According to local legend, Argyra was a sea-nymph, who fell in love with Selemnus and used to come up out of the sea to visit him, sleeping by his side. [2] The ancient town is located between the villages of Ano Kastritsi and Argyra.

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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. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 7.23

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