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Arfara is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°09′N 22°02′E / 37.150°N 22.033°E / 37.150; 22.033Coordinates: 37°09′N 22°02′E / 37.150°N 22.033°E / 37.150; 22.033
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Kalamata
 • Municipal unit 87.615 km2 (33.828 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,648
 • Municipal unit density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
 • Population 1,308 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΚΜ

Arfara (Greek: Αρφαρά) is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kalamata, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 87.615 km2.[3] Population 2,648 (2011). The village Arfara lies about 15 km from Kalamata. Its name is taken from the first people who lived in Upper Arfara, the Arfaras, some of whom still live in Simi and Rodos. It was the seat of the former Arfara municipality. Arfara has 3 small areas called Servia, Lafazaneika, Skomara and Karagiorgaika.


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


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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