Chrysovitsi

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Chrysovitsi
Χρυσοβίτσι
Location
Chrysovitsi is located in Greece
Chrysovitsi
Chrysovitsi
Coordinates 37°33′N 22°13′E / 37.550°N 22.217°E / 37.550; 22.217Coordinates: 37°33′N 22°13′E / 37.550°N 22.217°E / 37.550; 22.217
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Arcadia
Municipality: Tripoli
Municipal unit: Falanthos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Village
 - Population: 196
Community
 - Population: 263
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: TP

Chrysovitsi (Greek: Χρυσοβίτσι) is a mountain village and a community in the municipal unit of Falanthos, Arcadia, Greece. At the 2001 census its population was 196 for the village, and 263 for the community, which includes the village Mantaiika, 5 km southeast of Chrysovitsi. Built on the slopes of Mainalo at 1,100 m, Chrysovitsi is one of the highest villages in the Peloponnese. It is a traditional settlement since November 23, 1998 (Law 908D) and its code number is 12317201. Chrysovitsi is 4 km southwest of Piana, 7 km northeast of Lykochia, 11 km east of Stemnitsa and 15 km northwest of Tripoli.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 187
1991 183
2001 196

History[edit]

The settlement dates back to the 15th century. Around 1700, it was mentioned as Chrissovizzi under the Venetian census and later Xovitzi (Ξοβίτζι). The village was a center of Greek rebellion during the Greek Revolution of 1821. The revolutionary leader Theodoros Kolokotronis grew up in nearby Limpovisi. In 1935, a lumbermill was built, which was operated until 1972. It is now used as a museum by the Forest Council. In 1997, the formerly independent community joined the municipality of Falanthos.

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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. 

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