Diakopto

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Diakopto
Διακοπτό
Diakopto train station
Diakopto train station
Diakopto is located in Greece
Diakopto
Diakopto
Coordinates: 38°11′N 22°11′E / 38.183°N 22.183°E / 38.183; 22.183Coordinates: 38°11′N 22°11′E / 38.183°N 22.183°E / 38.183; 22.183
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Aigialeia
Districts 12
 • Municipal unit 109.03 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
Highest elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 7,005
 • Municipal unit density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 250 03
Area code(s) 24230
Vehicle registration BO
Website www.diakopto.gov.gr

Diakopto (Greek: Διακοπτό) is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Aigialeia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population app. 7,005 (2001). The town of Diakopto is situated on the Gulf of Corinth, near the mouth of the Vouraikos river and at the lower end of the Vouraikos Gorge. The 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) gauge Diakofto–Kalavryta Railway built in 1885 leads up to the town of Kalavryta passing the Mega Spilaio Monastery at about halfway. Diakopto is on the old Greek National Road 8 (Athens - Corinth - Patras); the new Greek National Road 8A (also Athens - Corinth - Patras) passes 1 km to the south. Diakopto is located about 40 km east of Patras, and 15km southeast of Aigio.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Year Municipality population Village population
1981 - 1,848
1991 7,023 2,109
2001 7,005 2,290

History[edit]

In the area there were three ancient Greek cities: Boura, Helike and Keryneia. The area followed the fate of the rest of Achaea. Between 1460 and 1821 the area was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, except a brief period of Venetian rule between 1687 and 1715. As a result of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 Diakopto became part of the new Greek state. The municipality was created in 1835. The municipality was known as Voura (Βουρά).[when?]

Persons[edit]

Sporting clubs[edit]

  • Lykoi Diakoptou
  • Floga Rodias
  • Iraklis Zachloritikon
  • Niki Nikoleikon
  • Athlitikos Omilos Diakoptou (AOD)

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)

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