Trifylia

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For ancient region, see Triphylia.
Trifylia
Τριφυλία
Location
Trifylia is located in Greece
Trifylia
Trifylia
Coordinates 37°14′N 21°40′E / 37.233°N 21.667°E / 37.233; 21.667Coordinates: 37°14′N 21°40′E / 37.233°N 21.667°E / 37.233; 21.667
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Messenia
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 27,373
 - Area: 602.8 km2 (233 sq mi)
 - Density: 45 /km2 (118 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Trifylia (Greek: Τριφυλία) is a municipality in the Messenia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Kyparissia.[2] It was named after the ancient Triphylia region.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Trifylia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 6 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Province[edit]

The province of Trifylia (Greek: Επαρχία Τριφυλίας) was one of the provinces of the Messenia Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Trifylia and the municipal units Dorio, Eira and Nestoras.[3] The province was founded in 1833, comprising the northern part of the newly formed Messenia Prefecture. It was abolished with the administrative reform of 1836, but re-established in 1848. In 1899, along with the neighbouring Olympia Province (until then part of the Elis Prefecture, it formed the short-lived Trifylia Prefecture, which was abolished in 1909. The province of Trifylia was abolished in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)