Filiatra

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Filiatra
Φιλιατρά
Replica of the Eiffel Tower in Filiatra
Replica of the Eiffel Tower in Filiatra
Filiatra is located in Greece
Filiatra
Filiatra
Coordinates: 37°9′N 21°35′E / 37.150°N 21.583°E / 37.150; 21.583Coordinates: 37°9′N 21°35′E / 37.150°N 21.583°E / 37.150; 21.583
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Trifylia
 • Municipal unit 114.9 km2 (44.4 sq mi)
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 9,334
 • Municipal unit density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Community
 • Population 7882
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 243 00
Area code(s) 27610
Vehicle registration ΚΜ
Website filiatra.gr

Filiatra (Greek: Φιλιατρά), is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Trifylia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Filiatra is situated near the Ionian Sea coast in western Messenia. It is located 11 km northwest of Gargalianoi, 13 km southwest of Kyparissia, 29 km northwest of Pylos and 49 km west of Kalamata. The Greek National Road 9 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia - Pylos) passes through the town. Filiatra was founded around the 12th and the 13th centuries.[citation needed] It was built near the site of the ancient city Erana. Filiatra has several schools, churches and shops. A reproduction of the Eiffel Tower stands at the entrance to the village. The local soccer club is Erani Filiatra.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Filiatra is subdivided into the following communities (population in brackets):

  • Chalazoni (1991 pop: 250, 2001 pop: 234)
  • Christianoupoli (1991 pop: 384, 2001 pop: 702)
  • Exochiko (1991 pop: 196, 2001 pop: 243)
  • Filiatra
  • Mali (1991 pop: 105, 2001 pop: 99)
  • Plati (1991 pop: 226, 2001 pop: 174)

The community Filiatra consists of the following settlements, besides the town Filiatra proper:

  • Agia Kyriaki
  • Agrilos
  • Kountri
  • Lagkouvardos - a beach area located near Agia Kyriaki
  • Lempestena
  • Limenari, the access from Filiatra to the sea. It is around 2 km from the center
  • Merolithi
  • Stomio
  • Vryses

Historical population[edit]

Year Town Community Municipal unit
1981 5,139 - -
1991 6,062 7,753 -
2001 6,719 7,882 9,334

Famous people[edit]

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. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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