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Dimitsana is located in Greece
Coordinates 37°36′N 22°3′E / 37.600°N 22.050°E / 37.600; 22.050Coordinates: 37°36′N 22°3′E / 37.600°N 22.050°E / 37.600; 22.050
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Arcadia
Municipality: Gortynia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 1,337
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 950 m (3,117 ft)
Postal code: 220 07
Telephone: 27950
Auto: TP

Dimitsana (Greek: Δημητσάνα) is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortynia, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] It is built on the ruins of the ancient town Teuthis. Its population is 730.

Dimitsana is built on a mountain slope above the river Lousios, at about 950 m elevation. It is located 53 km east of Pyrgos, 31 km northwest of Tripoli, 23 km northwest of Megalopoli and 17 km northeast of Andritsaina. The village has a school, a historical library, several churches, a post office, an open air water-power museum,[3] an open amphitheater, hotels and a square.


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

With 611 inhabitants (2001 census), Dimitsana is the largest village of the community Dimitsana. Karkalou, 6 km northeast of Dimitsana, had 75 inhabitants in 2001. Palaiochori, 1 km south of Dimitsana, had 39 inhabitants in 2001.

Population history[edit]

Year Village Community Municipal unit
1981 - 760 -
1991 - 739 1,529
2001 611 730 1,337

Notable people[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)
  3. ^ Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation description of the museum

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