Avramiou

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Avramiou
Αβραμιού
North Side of the village
North Side of the village
Avramiou is located in Greece
Avramiou
Avramiou
Coordinates: 37°2′N 22°2′E / 37.033°N 22.033°E / 37.033; 22.033Coordinates: 37°2′N 22°2′E / 37.033°N 22.033°E / 37.033; 22.033
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Messini
Municipal unit Messini
Area
 • Rural 0.19 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Highest elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Lowest elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 334
 • Rural density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 466 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 1.87
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 27220
Vehicle registration KM

Avramiou is a village in Messenia, southern Greece. It was built before 1816; it had 32 families then. During the Turkish occupation, it was a village of Koroni province, and became a village of Messini province and capital of Leukothea Municipality ( now defunct) in 1835. In August 1840, Avramiou became a village of Aristomenis Municipality; it was almost destroyed by earthquakes in 1846. The primary school of Avramiou was founded in 1860. Ten years after, Avramiou became the capital of Aristomeni Municipality. Today, it is a community of the municipality Messini. The community contains the villages Drakoneri, Agios Avgoustinos and Avramiou. In 2011, the population for Avramiou village was 334, and 466 for the community.

Location[edit]

Avramiou is 10 km from Messini and 5.5 km from the beach. Some villages near Avramiou are: Lefkochora, Lykotrafos, Madena, Neochori, and Strefi.

Population[edit]

Year Village population Record
1816 32 families Dimitrios Freretos record
1851 56 families >>
1860 373 >>
1896 615 >>
1920 679 >>
1928 739 Community record
1940 933 >>
1982 856 >>
1984 450 >>
1991 420 >>
2001 413 >>
2011 413 Census

References[edit]

1. History of Avramiou (Messini) Alexandros Giannakopoulos, Athens 1984