Veligosti

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Veligosti
Βελιγοστή
Location
Veligosti is located in Greece
Veligosti
Veligosti
Coordinates 37°19′N 22°7′E / 37.317°N 22.117°E / 37.317; 22.117Coordinates: 37°19′N 22°7′E / 37.317°N 22.117°E / 37.317; 22.117
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Arcadia
Municipality: Megalopoli
Municipal unit: Falaisia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Community
 - Population: 131
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Veligosti (Greek: Βελιγοστή, before 1918: Σαμαρά - Samara[2]) is a settlement in the municipal unit of Falaisia, Arcadia, Greece. It is situated on a low hill, on the left bank of a tributary of the river Alfeios. It is 2 km west of Leontari, 3 km north of Ellinitsa, 4 km east of Paradeisia and 9 km south of Megalopoli.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 175
1991 98
2001 131

History[edit]

Veligosti was founded during the Byzantine era and the ruins of the Byzantine settlement and a tower are still visible today. During the Frankish period, according to the Chronicle of the Morea, Geoffrey I Villehardouin made it a barony (one of the twelve in the Peloponnese). The barony was destroyed in about 1300, and during the Ottoman period it lost its importance.

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