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
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitMessenia
MunicipalityMessini
Municipal unitMessini
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 density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Community
 • Population466 (2011)
 • Area (km2)1.87
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)27220
Vehicle registrationKM

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

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