Oichalia, Messenia

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Oichalia
Οιχαλία
Location
Oichalia is located in Greece
Oichalia
Oichalia
Coordinates 37°14′N 22°2′E / 37.233°N 22.033°E / 37.233; 22.033Coordinates: 37°14′N 22°2′E / 37.233°N 22.033°E / 37.233; 22.033
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Messenia
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 11,228
 - Area: 420.6 km2 (162 sq mi)
 - Density: 27 /km2 (69 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 2,100
Community
 - Population: 381
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΚΜ

Oichalia (Greek: Οιχαλία) is a village and a municipality in Messenia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Meligalas.[2] Oichalia is known for its rich expanse of olive trees and fig orchards. At its height the village boasted several cafes, a bustling farmer's market, and a popular open air cinema run by the Limberopoulos family. Other families, such as the Hantzopoulos and Karbaliotis clans, the former a cobbler and the latter a butcher, helped make Oichalia the destination of choice for Messinians in need of quality meats and shoes.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Oichalia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)