Platanos, Aetolia-Acarnania

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Platanos is located in Greece
Coordinates 38°36′N 21°47′E / 38.600°N 21.783°E / 38.600; 21.783Coordinates: 38°36′N 21°47′E / 38.600°N 21.783°E / 38.600; 21.783
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Aetolia-Acarnania
Municipality: Nafpaktia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 1,775
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 832 m (2,730 ft)
Postal code: 300 22
Telephone: 26340
Auto: ME

Platanos (Greek: Πλάτανος meaning maple) is a village and a former municipality in Aetolia-Acarnania, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nafpaktia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 1,775 (2001). The village population was 324 in 2001 and the municipal district was 404. It is linked with the road linking to Nafpaktos and the new dam as well as a mountain road to the north. Platanos is located in the mountainous region and are surrounded by forested mountains. The Evinos River is situated east of the town.


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

  • Platanos (Platanos, Kato Platanos)
  • Agios Dimitrios
  • Arachova (Arachova, Kranes)
  • Achladokastro
  • Dendrochori (uninhabited)
  • Kastanea
  • Klepa
  • Livadaki
  • Neochori Nafpaktias (Neochori, Petroto)
  • Perdikovrysi
  • Perista
  • Chomori (Chomori, Agia Triada)

Platanos has schools, lyceums or middle schools, a few gymnasia or secondary schools, churches, a post office, banks, and a few squares (plateies).

Historical population[edit]

Year Village Municipal district Municipality
1981 - 358
1991 227 - 1,694
2001 324 404 1,775


  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)

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