Saravali

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See Sārāvalī for the astrological treatise.
Saravali
Σαράβαλι
Saravali
Saravali
Location
Saravali is located in Greece
Saravali
Saravali
Coordinates 38°11′N 21°46′E / 38.183°N 21.767°E / 38.183; 21.767Coordinates: 38°11′N 21°46′E / 38.183°N 21.767°E / 38.183; 21.767
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Municipality: Patras
Municipal unit: Messatida
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Village
 - Population: 866
Community
 - Population: 3,943
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation: 75 m ­(246 ft)
Postal code: 265 00
Telephone: 2610
Auto: AX

Saravali (Greek: Σαράβαλι) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Messatida, Achaea, Greece. The community is located at the southeastern edge of the agglomeration of Patras. The community consists of the villages Saravali, Agios Stefanos, Demenika (the largest village), Kefalovryso and Bakari. Saravali is 6 km south of Patras city centre. Adjacent communities are Petroto to the east, Patras to the north, Ovrya to the west and Krini to the south. The Greek National Road 9 (Patras - Pyrgos) runs through the community.

Population[edit]

Year Village population Community population
1981 - 2,018
1991 795 -
2001 866 3,943

History[edit]

The castle of Saravali was built by the Franks in the 13th century. An important battle of the Greek War of Independence took place at Saravali in 1822 between the Ottomans, who held the fortified city Patras, and the Greek independence fighters led by Theodoros Kolokotronis. Every year, the commemoration of the battle is celebrated.

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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.