Skillounta

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Skillounta
Σκιλλούντα
Location
Skillounta is located in Greece
Skillounta
Skillounta
Coordinates 37°37′N 21°38′E / 37.617°N 21.633°E / 37.617; 21.633Coordinates: 37°37′N 21°38′E / 37.617°N 21.633°E / 37.617; 21.633
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Elis
Municipality: Andritsaina-Krestena
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 15,931
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 276 m (906 ft)
Postal code: 270 55
Telephone: 26250
Auto: ΗΑ

Skillounta is a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andritsaina-Krestena, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is named after the ancient town Scillus, which was located in the area. Its seat of administration was in the town Krestena. The territory of the municipal unit Skillounta stretches from the plains on the Ionian Sea coast to the forested mountains of southeastern Elis. The river Alfeios forms its northern border. Krestena is 6 km south of Olympia, 12 km north of Zacharo and 18 km southeast of Pyrgos. The Greek National Road 9/E55 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia) passes through Kallikomo in the western part of Skillounta, and the Greek National Road 76 to Andritsaina and Megalopoli runs west to east through Krestena and Graikas.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Sites of interest[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Municipal unit
1991 14,449
2001 15,931

See also[edit]

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. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Website

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