Agrafa (municipality)

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Agrafa
Άγραφα
2010 Dimos Agrafon.svg
Agrafa is located in Greece
Agrafa
Agrafa
Coordinates: 39°8′N 21°39′E / 39.133°N 21.650°E / 39.133; 21.650Coordinates: 39°8′N 21°39′E / 39.133°N 21.650°E / 39.133; 21.650
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Evrytania
Area
 • Municipality 920.3 km2 (355.3 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 28,826 km2 (11,130 sq mi)
Elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 6,976
 • Municipality density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 1,142
 • Municipal unit density 0.040/km2 (0.10/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 398 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 360 73
Area code(s) 22370
Vehicle registration ΚΗ
For the wider Agrafa region, see Agrafa.

Agrafa (Greek: Άγραφα) is a village and a municipality in Evrytania, Central Greece. Its administrative center is the village Kerasochori.[2] It is named after the wide mountainous region of Agrafa, of which it occupies only the SW part.

It consists merely of villages and hamlets spread on the mountain slopes around the river Agrafiotis. Likewise the rest of Agrafa area, they are famous for their complete autonomy throughout the four centuries of Ottoman occupation of Greece, being home to many bands of fighters against the Ottoman rule; most notably of Antonis Katsantonis who is considered as the local hero.

Despite their natural beauty, the villages are still virgin from touristic exploitation. There are some basic facilities in the bigger villages - family-run hostels and taverns.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Agrafa was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):[2]

  • Agrafa (Agrafa, Epiniana, Marathos, Monastiraki, Tridendro, Trovato, Vrangiana)
  • Aperantia (Granitsa, Limeri, Lithochori, Sivista, Topoliana, Valaora, Voulpi)
  • Aspropotamos (Kedra, Lepiana, Neo Argyri, Prasia, Raptopoulo)
  • Fragkista (Anatoliki Fragkista, Dytiki Fragkista, Episkopi, Marathia, Palaiochori, Palaiokatouna, Tripotamo)
  • Viniani (Agios Dimitrios, Chryso, Dafni, Kerasochori, Mavrommata, Viniani)

The municipality has an area of 920.341 km2, the municipal unit 288.574 km2.[3]

Sources & external links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.