Figaleia

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Figaleia
Φιγαλεία
Location
Figaleia is located in Greece
Figaleia
Figaleia
Coordinates 37°24′N 21°51′E / 37.400°N 21.850°E / 37.400; 21.850Coordinates: 37°24′N 21°51′E / 37.400°N 21.850°E / 37.400; 21.850
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Elis
Municipality: Zacharo
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 2,499
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Figaleia (Greek: Φιγαλεία) is a mountain village and a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Zacharo, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] In 2001 its population was 184 for the village and 2,499 for the municipality. The seat of the municipality was in Nea Figaleia. Figaleia is located south of Andritsaina, west of Megalopoli, north-northwest of Kalamata, northeast of Kyparissia and southeast of Pyrgos. Figaleia is located in mountainous southern Elis. The river Neda flows through the municipal unit. The name was taken from the ancient city-state of Phigaleia, which was located near the present village.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

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)