Pistamata ( Greek: Πιστάματα) is a hill village in northern Monemvasia municipality, Laconia, Greece. The village is located on a small peninsula off the east coast of the [1 ] Peloponnese on the road between the villages of Charakas and Lampokampos. Before the governmental reorganization of 2011, Pistamata was in the Zarakas municipality, and it remains in the Zarakas subunit.
The people of Pistamata, like many of the surrounding villages, are
Arvanites, that is, of Albanian descent, although they have been [2 ] hellenized. [3 ]
On 30 August 1926, Pistamata suffered a
magnitude 7.1 earthquake. [4 ]
^ Pistámata (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
^ Wace, Alan John Bayard and Hasluck, Frederick William (1908). "Laconia: II. Topography: East-Central Laconia". The Annual of the British School at Athens 15: 158–176, page 160. doi: 10.1017/s0068245400017585. JSTOR 30096409.
^ Trudgill, Peter, and Tzavaras, George A. (1977). "Why Albanian-Greeks are not Albanians: Language shift in Attika and Biotia". In Giles, Howard. Language, ethnicity and intergroup relations. European Monographs in Social Psychology, issue 13. London: Academic Press. pp. 171–184. ISBN 978-0-12-283740-1.
^ "M6.4 Lapas, Greece, Earthquake of 8 June 2008: Significant Earthquakes Mag >= 6.5" (PDF). United States Geological Survey.
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