Gravia

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Gravia
Γραβιά
Location
Gravia is located in Greece
Gravia
Gravia
Coordinates 38°40′N 22°25′E / 38.667°N 22.417°E / 38.667; 22.417Coordinates: 38°40′N 22°25′E / 38.667°N 22.417°E / 38.667; 22.417
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Phocis
Municipality: Delphi
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 2,975
Community
 - Population: 897
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 400–1,700 m ­(1312–5577 ft)
Postal code: 330 57
Telephone: 26940
Auto: AM
Website
www.gravia.gov.gr
Central church
Odysseas Androutsos monument

Gravia (Greek: Γραβιά) is a village and a former municipality in the northeastern part of Phocis, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Delphi, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] In 2001 its population was 897 for the village and 2,975 for the municipality. The municipal unit Gravia is situated in the foothills of the mountains Giona and Parnassus. The northeastern part of the municipal unit covers the western end of the wide valley of the river Cephissus. There are farmlands in the valley. The municipal unit borders Phthiotis to the north and northeast. The Greek National Road 27 connects Gravia with Itea, Amfissa and Lamia. Gravia is located south of Lamia, northwest of Livadia and north of Amfissa and Itea.

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History[edit]

Gravia is famous for the battle of the Gravia Inn, that took place during the Greek Revolution of 1821. Odysseas Androutsos along with a group of Greek soldiers successfully repelled an attack from the Turkish army led by Omer Vryonis in May 1821.

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipal unit population
1981 918 -
1991 887 -
2001 897 2,975

Sporting clubs[edit]

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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)

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