Kyparissia, Arcadia

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Kyparissia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°26.7′N 22°04′E / 37.4450°N 22.067°E / 37.4450; 22.067Coordinates: 37°26.7′N 22°04′E / 37.4450°N 22.067°E / 37.4450; 22.067
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Megalopoli
Municipal unit Gortyna
 • Population 58 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kyparissia (Greek: Κυπαρίσσια, Latin Ciparissia) is a village, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see in southwestern Arcadia, Peloponnese peninsula of continental Greece.

It is part of the municipal unit of Gortyna. In 2011 Kyparissia had a population of 58. It is situated near the left bank of the river Alfeios. 1 km south of Mavria, 3 km east of Kourounios, 3 km northeast of Isoma Karyon, 3 km west of Katsimpalis, 5 km southeast of Karytaina and 8 km northwest of Megalopoli. There are lignite mines east of the village.

History and remains[edit]

The town lay in Achaea (Roman province) and after split in the Late Roman province of Peloponnesus Secundus.

The ancient city Trapezus was situated near the village.

To the east of the modern village lay the ancient town of Basilis (Βασιλίς), which had largely vanished by the 2nd century AD, when the geographer Pausanias recorded that only the sanctuary of hunting goddess Artemis survived. The site is now being excavated.[2]

Titular see[edit]

Ciparissia once was a bishopric, apparently a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archbishopric of Patras (Patrai), but it was suppressed.

It was nominally restored in 1933 as a Latin Titular bishopric.

It is vacant since decades, having had the following incumbents of the fitting episcopal (lowest) rank:[3]


Year Population
1981 107
1991 111
2001 95
2011 58

Notable locals[edit]

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Sources and external links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Δήμος Γόρτυνος: Δημοτικά Διαμερίσματα (in Greek). Municipality of Gortyna. 2003. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  3. ^ GCatholic - Ciparissia