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For the river in southern Greece, see Oenus (river).
Oinountas is located in Greece
Coordinates 37°10′N 22°25′E / 37.167°N 22.417°E / 37.167; 22.417Coordinates: 37°10′N 22°25′E / 37.167°N 22.417°E / 37.167; 22.417
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Laconia
Municipality: Sparti
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 2,625
 - Area: 301.8 km2 (117 sq mi)
 - Density: 9 /km2 (23 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 580 m (1,903 ft)
Postal code: 230 64
Telephone: 27310
Auto: ΑΚ

Oinountas (Greek: Οινούντας) is a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sparti, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The name originates from the Oinountas, a small river that traverses the municipality.


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


The municipal unit Oinountas covers the area between the northeastern part of the Evrotas valley up to the ridge of Parnon Mountain. The river Oinountas flows through the southeastern part of the municipal unit.


The municipality Oinountas was first established in 1835, the seat of administration being Vamvakou, then Vresthena in 1840.[3] It was abolished in 1912, and the municipality was split into the independent communities of Vamvakou, Vresthena, Vasaras and Arachova.[3] It was then re-founded by law 2539/1997 (Kapodistrias Plan) in 1998, covering a larger area, by the merger of the communities Sellasia (the seat of the new municipality), Vasaras, Theologos, Varvitsa, Vamvakou, Koniditsa, Voutianoi and Vresthena.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 2,649
2001 2,625
2011 1,839


  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. ^ a b Changes in local government

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