Exochiko, Filiatra

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Exochiko is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°11.3′N 21°35.7′E / 37.1883°N 21.5950°E / 37.1883; 21.5950Coordinates: 37°11.3′N 21°35.7′E / 37.1883°N 21.5950°E / 37.1883; 21.5950
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Trifylia
Municipal unit Filiatra
 • Population 179 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Exochiko (Greek: Εξοχικό, before 1957: Κατσίμπαλης - Katsimpalis[2]) is a village in the municipal unit of Filiatra in western Messenia, Greece. Its population is 179 people (2011 census). Exochiko is situated near the Ionian Sea coast, at 60 m elevation. It is 4 km north of Filiatra, 10 km southwest of Kyparissia and 50 km northwest of Kalamata. The Greek National Road 9 (Pyrgos - Kyparissia - Pylos - Methoni) passes west of the village.


Year Population
1950 240
1981 141
1991 196
2001 243
2011 179


The origin of the former name Katsimpalis may have been a Turkish local leader Katsibali (Kacibal, Kacibali?), or a companion of revolutionary leader Theodoros Kolokotronis that was named Katsibali. Exochiko was founded by Arcadians in the mid 19th century, most of these arrived from Alonistaina. Its residents are employed in agriculture including olive oil production, groves and greenhouses.

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