Langadia, Arcadia

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Langadia
Λαγκάδια
Lagadia Arcadia Photo Collage.jpg
Langadia is located in Greece
Langadia
Langadia
Location within the regional unit
DE Langadion.svg
Coordinates: 37°41′N 22°2′E / 37.683°N 22.033°E / 37.683; 22.033Coordinates: 37°41′N 22°2′E / 37.683°N 22.033°E / 37.683; 22.033
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Gortynia
 • Municipal unit 79.48 km2 (30.69 sq mi)
Elevation 976 m (3,202 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 355
 • Municipal unit 636
 • Municipal unit density 8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 220 03
Area code(s) 27950
Vehicle registration TP

Langadia (Greek: Λαγκάδια) is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortynia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 79.475 km2.[3] The seat of the municipality was the village Langadia. It is considered a traditional settlement and is situated on a mountain slope, at about 1000 m elevation. It is 5 km east of Lefkochori, 10 km north of Dimitsana and 36 km northwest of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 74 (Pyrgos - Olympia - Tripoli) passes through the village.

The village has a school, a church, a post office, and a square. It is known for its local weaving mill.[citation needed] Langadia used to be famous in Greece mainly about its builders (called pelekanoi), that made stone-built houses all over the Peloponnese peninsula, and especially in Mani.[citation needed] Kanellos Deligiannis, one of the many heroes of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks in 1821, was born here.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

  • Langadia (Langadia, Agios Athanasios, Agios Nikolaos, Kaloneri, Pteria, Xerovouni)
  • Lefkochori (Lefkochori, Fouskari, Touthoa)

Population history[edit]

Traditional houses of the village
  • 1949: 3,333
  • 1981: 1,188 (village)
  • 1991: 671 (village), 1,993 (municipality)
  • 2001: 704 (village), 1,363 (municipality)
  • 2011: 355 (village), 504 (community), 636 (municipal unit)

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Langadia is located in central Peloponnese and has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and milder winters.[4]

Climate data for Langadia, Greece
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 58.46
(14.7)
58.82
(14.9)
62.06
(16.7)
67.64
(19.8)
76.1
(24.5)
84.38
(29.1)
88.16
(31.2)
88.16
(31.2)
83.3
(28.5)
75.74
(24.3)
67.1
(19.5)
60.62
(15.9)
72.545
(22.525)
Average low °F (°C) 41.36
(5.2)
41.54
(5.3)
42.98
(6.1)
47.3
(8.5)
53.96
(12.2)
60.26
(15.7)
64.22
(17.9)
64.4
(18)
60.44
(15.8)
54.86
(12.7)
48.74
(9.3)
43.88
(6.6)
51.995
(11.108)
Source: <yr.no >Weather statistics for Lagadia, Peloponnese (Greece). yr.no. 2016 http://www.yr.no/place/greece/peloponnese/lagadia/statistics.html. Retrieved 12 September 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  4. ^ "Weather". Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet. Retrieved 24 February 2014. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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