Argyra, Greece

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Argyra
Αργυρά
Argyra is located in Greece
Argyra
Argyra
Coordinates: 38°17′N 21°52′E / 38.283°N 21.867°E / 38.283; 21.867Coordinates: 38°17′N 21°52′E / 38.283°N 21.867°E / 38.283; 21.867
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Patras
Municipal unit Rio
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 288
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AX

Argyra (Greek: Αργυρά) is a village in the municipal unit of Rio, Achaea, Greece. It is situated in the northern foothills of the Panachaiko, at about 450 m elevation. It is 2 km west of Sella and 7 km east of Rio. In 2011, it had a population of 288. A wind energy facility has been built about 4 km to the south.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 305
1991 275
2001 370
2011 288

History[edit]

The ancient town Argyra was located near the river Selemnos, the spring Argyra and the town Boline. Both towns were already ruined in Pausanias' days (2nd century AD). According to local legend, Argyra was a sea-nymph, who fell in love with Selemnus and used to come up out of the sea to visit him, sleeping by his side. [2] The ancient town is located between the villages of Ano Kastritsi and Argyra.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 7.23

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