Falaisia

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Falaisia
Φαλαισία
Falaisia is located in Greece
Falaisia
Falaisia
Coordinates: 37°17′N 22°10′E / 37.283°N 22.167°E / 37.283; 22.167Coordinates: 37°17′N 22°10′E / 37.283°N 22.167°E / 37.283; 22.167
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Megalopolis
 • Municipal unit 274.9 km2 (106.1 sq mi)
Elevation 758 m (2,487 ft)
Highest elevation 1,522 m (4,993 ft)
Lowest elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,077
 • Municipal unit density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 220 21
Area code(s) 27910
Vehicle registration TP
Website www.falaisia.gr

Falaisia (Greek: Φαλαισία, before 1918: Μπούρα - Boura[2]) is a village and a former municipality in southwestern Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Megalopoli, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 274.926 km2.[4] The seat of the municipality was in Leontari, 5 km northwest of the village Falaisia. The municipal unit Falaisia is located in the northern foothills of the Taygetus mountains, south of Megalopoli and north of Kalamata. It borders on Laconia to the southeast, and Messenia to the southwest.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Historical population[edit]

Year Community Municipal unit
1920 375 -
1961 250 -
1981 100 -
1991 126 3,296
2001 150 3,229
2011 63 2,077

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 

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