Examilia

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Examilia
Εξαμίλια
Examilia is located in Greece
Examilia
Examilia
Coordinates: 37°54′N 22°56′E / 37.900°N 22.933°E / 37.900; 22.933Coordinates: 37°54′N 22°56′E / 37.900°N 22.933°E / 37.900; 22.933
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Corinthia
Municipality Corinth
Municipal unit Corinth
Highest elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Lowest elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Community[1]
 • Population 2,905 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 201 00
Area code(s) 27410
Vehicle registration ΚΡ

Examilia (Greek: Εξαμίλια) is a town in the municipality of Corinth, Greece. It is situated about 5 km south of Corinth, and 6 km west of Kechries (ancient Cenchreae).

History[edit]

The town was first attested in 1676 by French archaeologist Jacob Spon as an Albanian village.[2] According to the inhabitants of the town they are descended from Albanian settlers that arrived in Corinth earlier than the ones of Xylokeriza.[2] Based on Spon and Francis Wheler modern historians assume that the ancestors of Examilians had settled the area at least since the late 17th century.[2] Examilians have been reported to not always be in good terms with the inhabitants of Xylokeriza.[2] According to some scholars the source of these local differences is that Examilians descend from earlier settlers than the ones of Xylokeriza.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Year Population
1981 1,679
1991 1,409
2001 1,563
2011 2,905

Other[edit]

The population also has Romani minority. On February 18, 2000, clashes occurred with four police officers and the minorities.[citation needed]

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