Rizes

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Rizes
Ρίζες
Rizes1.4.jpg
Location
Rizes is located in Greece
Rizes
Rizes
Coordinates 37°27′N 22°25′E / 37.450°N 22.417°E / 37.450; 22.417Coordinates: 37°27′N 22°25′E / 37.450°N 22.417°E / 37.450; 22.417
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Arcadia
Municipality: Tripoli
Municipal unit: Tegea
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Community
 - Population: 664
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 650 m (2,133 ft)
Postal code: 220 12
Telephone: 2710
Auto: TP

Rizes (Greek: Ρίζες or Ρίζαι) is the easternmost and most populous (population 664 in 2001) village in the municipal unit of Tegea in Arcadia, Greece. Its primary economic activity is agriculture. Rizes' crops include cherries, potatoes, and grape cultivation and wine production. The village lies at the roots of the mountain named Saint Elias (Προφήτης Ηλίας) which includes four noteworthy churches. At the summit is the small church of the Prophet Elias followed by in order of descending elevation the churches of Saint Nicholas, Saint Marina and Saint Spyridon. The feast of Saint Marina is celebrated every year on the 17th of July with a popular festival in Rizes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 

External links[edit]

[1] Municipality of Tegea information page on population.