Efyra

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Efyra
Εφύρα
Efyra is located in Greece
Efyra
Efyra
Coordinates: 37°51′N 21°31′E / 37.850°N 21.517°E / 37.850; 21.517Coordinates: 37°51′N 21°31′E / 37.850°N 21.517°E / 37.850; 21.517
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Elis
Municipality Ilida
Municipal unit Pineia
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Rural 460
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 270 69
Area code(s) 26220
Vehicle registration ΗΑ

Efyra (Greek: Εφύρα) is a village and a community in the western part of Pineia municipal unit, Elis, Greece. It lies at an altitude of 121 metres, and covers an area of 12 km², of which 55% is arable and 20% is forest. It is situated southeast of the Pineios reservoir, and west of the river Pineakos Ladonas, which also flows into the Pineios reservoir. Efyra has a church dedicated to St. George.[citation needed] In 2001 the population was 460 for the village, and 481 for the community, which includes the village Pirio. Efyra is 2 km southeast of Kampos, 5 km west of Simopoulo and 21 km northeast of Pyrgos.

History[edit]

Ephyra was a city of ancient Elis, located on the river Selleeis (the present Pineakos Ladonas), and on the road to Lasion. Ephyra is mentioned by Homer as the home of the mother of Tlepolemus (Iliad) and as the place from where Telemachus brought poison (Odyssey).[2]

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 381
1991 441
2001 460 (village), 481 (community)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Strabo Geographica 8.3