Vilia

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Vilia
Βίλια
Location
Vilia is located in Greece
Vilia
Vilia
Coordinates 38°10′N 23°20′E / 38.167°N 23.333°E / 38.167; 23.333Coordinates: 38°10′N 23°20′E / 38.167°N 23.333°E / 38.167; 23.333
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Attica
Regional unit: West Attica
Municipality: Mandra-Eidyllia
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 1,753
 - Area: 144.851 km2 (56 sq mi)
 - Density: 12 /km2 (31 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 301 m (988 ft)
Postal code: 190 06
Telephone: 22630
Auto: Z
Website
www.vilia.org

Vilia (Greek: Βίλια) is a village and a former municipality of West Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Mandra-Eidyllia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its population was 1,753 at the 2011 census.

Geography[edit]

The municipal unit Vilia covers the mountainous northwestern part of Attica, and has a land area of 144.851 km². The main mountain ranges are Kithaironas (1,409 m) in the northwest and Pastra in the northeast. In the west it stretches along the coast of the Alkyonides Gulf, a bay of the Gulf of Corinth. The village Vilia, the largest in the municipal unit, lies in the easternmost part, at the southeastern foot of Kithaironas. Vilia is 6 km south of Erythres, 7 km west of Oinoi, 10 km east of the coastal village Aigosthena, 17 km south of Thebes and 40 km northwest of Athens.

The municipal unit's largest villages are Vilia (pop. 1,269 in 2011), Kato Alepochori (220), Aigosthena (80), Veniza (52), and Agios Nektarios (40).

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Vilia consists of the following villages:

  • Vilia
  • Agia Paraskevi
  • Agios Konstantinos
  • Agios Nektarios
  • Aigosthena (also Porto Germeno)
  • Ano Alepochori
  • Veniza
  • Kato Alepochori
  • Kryo Pigadi
  • Loumpa
  • Mytikas
  • Profitis Ilias
  • Psatha

Historical population[edit]

Year Town population Municipal unit population
1981 2,427 -
1991 1,912 3,412
2001 1,955 3,215
2011 1,269 1,753

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

External links[edit]