Erineos

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Erineos
Ερινεός
Location
Erineos is located in Greece
Erineos
Erineos
Coordinates 38°18′N 22°0′E / 38.300°N 22.000°E / 38.300; 22.000Coordinates: 38°18′N 22°0′E / 38.300°N 22.000°E / 38.300; 22.000
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Municipality: Aigialeia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 3,768
 - Area: 99.67 km2 (38 sq mi)
 - Density: 38 /km2 (98 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 20 m (66 ft)
Postal code: 250 09
Telephone: 26910
Auto: ΑΧ
Website
www.erineos.gr

Erineos (Greek: Ερινεός) is a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Aigialeia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its seat of administration was in the village of Kamares. Erineos stretches between the northeastern slopes of the Panachaiko mountain and the Gulf of Corinth. The river Foinikas (Phoenix) (or Salmenikos) flows through the municipality. The Greek National Road 8A (Patras - Aigio - Corinth) and the railway from Patras to Corinth run through the municipal unit. It is located about 10 km west of Aigio.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 3,683
2001 3,768

History[edit]

The ancient city of Rhypes was one of the cities of the Achaean League. It was razed by Emperor Augustus.[3] In Kamares artefacts dating back to the Roman times have been found. The Salmeniko Castle was an important stronghold of the Byzantines against the Ottomans. The municipality Erineos was founded in 1994 and included the former communes of Kamares, Neos Erineos and Ziria. In 1998 under the Capodistrian Constitution Arravonitsa, Damakini and Salmeniko were added.

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. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7. 6. 1 and 7. 18. 7.

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