Larissos

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For the river, see Larissos (river).
Larissos
Λαρίσσος
Location
Larissos is located in Greece
Larissos
Larissos
Coordinates 38°6′N 21°25′E / 38.100°N 21.417°E / 38.100; 21.417Coordinates: 38°6′N 21°25′E / 38.100°N 21.417°E / 38.100; 21.417
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Municipality: West Achaea
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 5,650
 - Area: 225.73 km2 (87 sq mi)
 - Density: 25 /km2 (65 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 6 m (20 ft)
Postal code: 270 52
Telephone: 26930
Auto: ΑΧ
Website
www.larissos.gov.gr

Larissos (Greek: Λαρίσσος) is a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality West Achaea, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its seat of administration was in the village Lappas, part of the community Metochi. The municipal unit was named after the river Larissos, which flows through it. It is the westernmost municipal unit of Achaea, stretching along the Ionian Sea coast and the border with Elis to the southern part of the Movri hills. It is about 32 km southwest of Patras is 37and 50 km north of Pyrgos.

The area is mostly flat, except the Movri hills in the southeast and the lower Mavra Vouna hills in the northwest, near Cape Araxos. Araxos Airport (GPA). The archaeological site of the ancient town of Dyme is located 1 km south.[citation needed]

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Population history[edit]

Year Population
1991 7,414
2001 8,858
2011 5,650

Football (soccer) clubs[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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