Kourounios

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Kourounios
Κουρουνιός
Kourounios is located in Greece
Kourounios
Kourounios
Coordinates: 37°27′N 22°02′E / 37.450°N 22.033°E / 37.450; 22.033Coordinates: 37°27′N 22°02′E / 37.450°N 22.033°E / 37.450; 22.033
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Megalopoli
Municipal unit Gortyna
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kourounios (Greek: Κουρουνιός) is a mountain village in the municipal unit Gortyna, southwestern Arcadia, Greece. It is situated in the eastern foothills of mount Lykaion, overlooking the Alfeios valley. It is 2 km west of Mavria, 3 km north of Isoma Karyon, 4 km south of Karytaina and 11 km northwest of Megalopoli. In 2001 Kourounios had a population of 80.

History[edit]

The village is first mentioned in 1302, and the remains of the Frankish castle of Saint George in Skorta are located nearby. On 27/28 March 1821, during the first days of the Greek War of Independence, Greeks under Theodoros Kolokotronis ambushed and defeated a Turkish force in the gorge west of the village.[2] Among the historical buildings of the area are the ruins of the village of Xirokarytaina (Ξηροκαρύταινα) and of the so-called "Burned Mosque" (Καμένο Τζαμί), as well as the chapel of Psili Panagia, built in 1870.[2]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 111
1991 78
2001 80

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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. ^ a b Δήμος Γόρτυνος: Δημοτικά Διαμερίσματα (in Greek). Municipality of Gortyna. 2003. Retrieved 6 March 2014.