Lechaio

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Lechaio
Λέχαιο
Location
Lechaio is located in Greece
Lechaio
Lechaio
Coordinates 37°56′N 22°51′E / 37.933°N 22.850°E / 37.933; 22.850Coordinates: 37°56′N 22°51′E / 37.933°N 22.850°E / 37.933; 22.850
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Corinthia
Municipality: Corinth
Municipal unit: Assos-Lechaio
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Community
 - Population: 2,643
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal code: 20 006
Telephone: 27410
Auto: ΚΡ

Lechaio (Greek: Λέχαιο) is a village in the municipal unit of Assos-Lechaio in Corinthia, Greece. It is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Corinth, 8 km west of Corinth and 12 km southeast of Kiato. The Greek National Road 8 passes through the town. It had a train station on the Piraeus–Patras railway, but passenger service on this line was halted in 2009.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 2,159
1991 2,319
2001 3,952
2011 2,643

History[edit]

Ancient Lechaeum was one of the ports of Ancient Corinth. It was connected with Corinth by a pair of strong walls. In the 390 BC Battle of Lechaeum, a Spartan mora (regiment) was defeated by the Athenians led by Iphicrates at Lechaeum.[2]

The small airport was built by the Germans in the World War II to serve as a military air-base for the control of the south-eastern Mediterranean area. In tunnels under the airport, a large inventory of weapons and many barrels of oil were stored by the German army.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854). "Corinthus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography 1. London: John Murray. pp. 674–686. 

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