Fares (village)

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Fares
Φαρές
Fares is located in Greece
Fares
Fares
Coordinates: 38°5′N 21°43′E / 38.083°N 21.717°E / 38.083; 21.717Coordinates: 38°5′N 21°43′E / 38.083°N 21.717°E / 38.083; 21.717
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Erymanthos
Municipal unit Farres
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 466
Community[1]
 • Population 519 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AX

Fares (Greek: Φαρές; Ancient Greek: Φαραί Pharai; Latin: Pharae) is a village in the municipal unit of Farres, Achaea, Greek. It is located on the left bank of the river Peiros, 2 km southeast of Isoma and 17 km south of Patras. In 2011 Fares had a population of 466 for the village and 519 for the community, which includes the village Prevedos. Prevedos is on the Greek National Road 33 (Patras - Tripoli).

History[edit]

Fares is named after the ancient town Pharae, which might be named after the Greek mythological figure Pharis, son of Hermes and the Danaid Philodameia.[2] Pharae was located 150 stadia (28 km) from Patras and 70 stadia (13 km) from the sea, and was built by the banks of the river Peiros.[3] It was part of the Achaean Dynasty and later the Achaean League.

Population[edit]

Year Village population Community population
1981 495 -
1991 587 -
2001 476 528
2011 466 519

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4. 30. 2 and 7. 22. 5.
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7. 22. 1.

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