Xylokastro

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Xylokastro
Ξυλόκαστρο
Location
Xylokastro is located in Greece
Xylokastro
Xylokastro
Coordinates 38°4′N 22°38′E / 38.067°N 22.633°E / 38.067; 22.633Coordinates: 38°4′N 22°38′E / 38.067°N 22.633°E / 38.067; 22.633
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Corinthia
Municipality: Xylokastro-Evrostina
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 13,277
Community
 - Population: 5,715
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 3 m (10 ft)
Postal code: 204 00
Telephone: 27430
Auto: ΚΡ
Website
http://www.xylokastro.gr

Xylokastro (Greek: Ξυλόκαστρο) is a seaside town and a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Xylokastro-Evrostina, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] In 2011 its population was 5,715 for the town and 13,277 for the municipal unit. The beach and the forests attract many visitors.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Xylokastro is subdivided into the following communities (2011 population and constituent villages in brackets):

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1700 65 -
1981 5,188 -
1991 5,821 16,802
2001 5,618 15,273
2011 5,715 13,277

Geography[edit]

Xylokastro is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Corinth, 30 km northwest of Corinth, near the mouth of the river Trikalitikos. Apart from the narrow strip of land along the coast, where the town Xylokastro lies, the municipal unit is mountainous. The Greek National Road 8a (Corinth - Patras) passes through the town.

History[edit]

The town took its name from a wooden castle (Greek: ξύλινο κάστρο), probably built in the 13th century.[3] It was also known as Solo Castro.[4] The village Stylia was known as Viladusa by the Venetians in the 18th century.[5]

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