Amaliada

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Amaliada
Αμαλιάδα
Amaliada is located in Greece
Amaliada
Amaliada
Coordinates: 37°48′N 21°21′E / 37.800°N 21.350°E / 37.800; 21.350Coordinates: 37°48′N 21°21′E / 37.800°N 21.350°E / 37.800; 21.350
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Elis
Municipality Ilida
 • Municipal unit 251.945 km2 (97.277 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 32,090
 • Municipal unit density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 272 00, 270 69, 273 00
Area code(s) 26220
Vehicle registration ΗΑ
Website amaliada.gr

Amaliada (Greek: Αμαλιάδα, Katharevousa: Ἀμαλιάς, Amalias) is a town and a former municipality in northwestern Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ilida, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] In 2001, the municipal unit had 32,090 inhabitants, of whom 18,261 lived in the town of Amaliada. It is near the archaeological site of Elis, the city-state whose territory was the site of the ancient Olympic Games. It is situated in the plains of Elis, 6 km from the Ionian Sea. It is 10 km southeast of Gastouni, 16 km northwest of Pyrgos and 60 km southwest of Patras.

Amaliada was named after Queen Amalia of Greece in the 1830s, and formed by merging two communes, Kalitsa and Dervitselepi. It features a city square with beautiful pine trees and a fountain. Most of the streets are in grid order running almost due north, south, east, and west. On the east side, Amaliada has a public sports stadium (mainly used for soccer). The hospital and the monastery of Fragkavilla are in the southeast. Amaliada has a train station on the line from Patras to Pyrgos. A street in Amaliada's west side is named Hiroshima in memory of the victims of the destruction of Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Kourouta and Palouki are the beaches of Amaliada, about 6 km southwest of the town centre.

Population history[edit]

Year Town Municipal district Municipality
1981 15,248 - -
1991 15,232 - 26,588
2001 18,261 20,030 32,090

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Amaliada is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Sporting teams[edit]

Amaliada is the seat of Koroivos which plays in A1 Ethniki. The town also hosts the football team Asteras Amaliada F.C. with earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki.

Sport clubs based in Amaliada
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Asteras Amaliada F.C. 1947 Football Earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki
Koroivos Amaliadas 1983 Basketball, Volleyball Presence in A1 Ethniki Basketball

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Amaliada is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Sister/Twin Cities of Balıkesir Province

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