Varda, Greece

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Varda is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°2′N 21°22′E / 38.033°N 21.367°E / 38.033; 21.367Coordinates: 38°2′N 21°22′E / 38.033°N 21.367°E / 38.033; 21.367
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Elis
Municipality Andravida-Kyllini
Municipal unit Vouprasia
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,291
 • Population 3,070 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Varda (Greek: Βάρδα) is a town and a community in the municipal unit of Vouprasia, Elis, Greece. It was the seat of the former municipality Vouprasia. The community Varda consists of the town Varda and the villages Kougaiika, Komi, Sympanio and Psari. Varda is situated in the plains near the Ionian Sea, and east of the Kotychi lagoon. It is 2 km southeast of Manolada, 3 km southwest of Nea Manolada, 14 km northeast of Lechaina and 40 km southwest of Patras. The railway from Patras to Pyrgos passes west of the town, and the Greek National Road 9 (Patras - Pyrgos) passes east of the town.


Year Town population Community population
1981 3,039 -
1991 2,625 -
2001 3,100 4,410
2011 2,291 3,070


The village Komi (Greek: Κώμη) is situated in a rural area at the foot of low hills, 2 km east of Varda town centre. Its population was 97 in 2011. Komi was one of the villages that was settled with Orthodox Christian Albanians after the Black Death (1347–1350) had devastated much of Elis' population. The other villages were Basta, Kaloletsi and Milies. In the beginning of the 20th century, its inhabitants still spoke both Greek and Arvanitika.[2]


The village Psari (Greek: Ψάρι meaning "fish") is situated at the foot of low hills, 2 km southeast of Varda town centre. Its population was 261 in 2011. Neapoli is 3 km to the east.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ G. Papandreou Ilia dia mesou ton eonon (Η Ηλεία δια μέσου των αιώνων) 1924, p 34 and 340