Langadia, Arcadia

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Langadia
Λαγκάδια
Langadia04.jpg
Location
Langadia is located in Greece
Langadia
Langadia
Coordinates 37°41′N 22°2′E / 37.683°N 22.033°E / 37.683; 22.033Coordinates: 37°41′N 22°2′E / 37.683°N 22.033°E / 37.683; 22.033
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Arcadia
Municipality: Gortynia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Village
 - Population: 704
Municipal unit
 - Population: 1,012
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 976 m (3,202 ft)
Postal code: 220 03
Telephone: 27950
Auto: TP

Langadia (Greek: Λαγκάδια) is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortynia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The seat of the municipality was the village Langadia. The village Langadia is situated on a mountain slope, at about 1000 m elevation. It is 5 km east of Lefkochori, 10 km north of Dimitsana and 36 km northwest of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 74 (Pyrgos - Olympia - Tripoli) passes through the village.

The village has a school, a church, a post office, and a square. It is known for its local weaving mill.[citation needed] Langadia used to be famous in Greece mainly about its builders (called pelekanoi), that made stone-built houses all over the Peloponnese peninsula, and especially in Mani.[citation needed] Kanellos Deligiannis, one of the many heroes of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks in 1821, was born here.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

  • Langadia (Langadia, Agios Athanasios, Agios Nikolaos, Kaloneri, Pteria, Xerovouni)
  • Lefkochori (Lefkochori, Fouskari, Touthoa)

Population history[edit]

Traditional houses of the village.
  • 1949: 3,333
  • 1981: 1,188 (village)
  • 1991: 671 (village), 1,993 (municipality)
  • 2001: 704 (village), 1,363 (municipality)

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Langadia is located in central Peloponnese and has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and milder winters. [3]

Photo gallery[edit]

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. ^ "Weather". Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet. Retrieved 24 February 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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