Langadia, Arcadia

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Langadia is located in Greece
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Gortynia
Elevation 976 m (3,202 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Rural 704
 • Municipal unit 1,012
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 220 03
Area code(s) 27950
Vehicle registration 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.


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)



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

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

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