Nemea (town)

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Nemea
Νεμέα
Location
Nemea is located in Greece
Nemea
Nemea
Coordinates 37°49′N 22°40′E / 37.817°N 22.667°E / 37.817; 22.667Coordinates: 37°49′N 22°40′E / 37.817°N 22.667°E / 37.817; 22.667
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Corinthia
Mayor: Evagelos Andrianakos  (Independent)
(since: January 1, 2011)
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 6,483
 - Area: 204.7 km2 (79 sq mi)
 - Density: 32 /km2 (82 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 3,853
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 286–346 m ­(938–1135 ft)
Postal code: 20500
Telephone: 27460
Website
www.nemea.gr

Nemea (Greek: Νεμέα) is a town in Corinthia, Greece, and the seat of municipality with the same name (Δήμος Νεμέας). It is located a few kilometres west of ancient Nemea, with a population of under four thousand people.

Economy[edit]

Its primary industry is agriculture and it is the hub for several small villages circling it, including Koutsi, Petri, and Leriza. Nemea is famous for its many wines grown on the plains that surround it. It is also home to DK Distributors, one of the largest distribution companies in Eastern Europe.

Wine Region[edit]

Located next to the new town of Nemea, appx. 30 kilometers from Corinth, the appellation of Nemea is the most important red wine AOC of southern Greece and arguably of all of Greece. In Nemea, the indigenous Greek Agiorgitiko grape is used and produces wines famous for their deep red color, complex aroma and long, velvety palate.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ All About Greek Wine : Winemaking Regions

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