Messatida

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Messatida
Μεσσάτιδα
Location
Messatida is located in Greece
Messatida
Messatida
Coordinates 38°11′N 21°44′E / 38.183°N 21.733°E / 38.183; 21.733Coordinates: 38°11′N 21°44′E / 38.183°N 21.733°E / 38.183; 21.733
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Municipality: Patras
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 11,873
 - Area: 66.37 km2 (26 sq mi)
 - Density: 179 /km2 (463 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 50 m (164 ft)
Postal code: 263 xx, 264 xx, 265 00
Telephone: 2610
Auto: ΑΧ

Messatida (Greek: Μεσσάτιδα) is a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Patras, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The seat of the municipality was in Ovrya. It is located south of Patras city centre, and stretches from the urbanized plains near the Gulf of Patras to the Omplos hills in the east. The population was 11,873 in 2001. It has an area of 66.37 km².

Messatida was named after the ancient Achaean town Mesatis, according to local legend the place where Dionysus was reared.[3]

Population history[edit]

Year Population
1991 9,583
2001 11,873

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Sport Clubs[edit]

City Hall.
  • Fostiras Ovrias FC (football)
  • Achilleas Ovruas (football)
  • Atlas Ovruas (football)
  • Milon Ovruas (volleyball)
  • Phoenix Ovruas (basketball)
  • Achaios Saravali (football & Basketball)
  • Galini Demenika (basketball,Ping pong,Baseball,Football,Softball)
  • Krini 97' (basketball)
  • A.O. Krini (football)
  • A.O. Thea (football)
  • A.O. Kalithea (football)
  • Galaxias Demenika (basketball)
  • Ikaros Petroto (football)

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. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 7.18

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