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Lechaina is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°56′N 21°16′E / 37.933°N 21.267°E / 37.933; 21.267Coordinates: 37°56′N 21°16′E / 37.933°N 21.267°E / 37.933; 21.267
Administrative regionWest Greece
Regional unitElis
 • Municipal unit94.57 km2 (36.51 sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit4,855
 • Municipal unit density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code270 53
Area code(s)26230
Vehicle registrationΗΑ

Lechaina (Greek: Λεχαινά) is a town and a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andravida-Kyllini, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 94.567 km2.[3] It is situated 39 km north of the city of Pyrgos, and 60 km southwest of Patras. In 2011, its population was 4,855.


The area of the municipal unit Lechaina stretches from the flatlands on the Ionian Sea coast to the hills around the Pineios reservoir in the east. The main land use is agriculture. The lagoon Kotychi, connected with the Ionian Sea, is located in the northern part of Lechaina. Lechaina has a railway station on the line Patras-Kalamata. The principal streams are Andravida Creek and Melissos. The Greek National Road 9 Patras-Pylos runs through Lechaina.


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

Community Population (2011 census) Elevation (m) Coordinates
Lechaina (incl. Agioi Theodoroi, Agios Panteleimonas and Katarrachi) 2,927 6 37°56′17″N 21°15′47″E / 37.938°N 21.263°E / 37.938; 21.263
Agios Charalampos 63 120 37°56′28″N 21°24′07″E / 37.941°N 21.402°E / 37.941; 21.402
Areti 220 5 37°58′30″N 21°18′11″E / 37.975°N 21.303°E / 37.975; 21.303
Borsi 209 170 37°55′37″N 21°26′17″E / 37.927°N 21.438°E / 37.927; 21.438
Melissa 301 90 37°57′00″N 21°22′23″E / 37.950°N 21.373°E / 37.950; 21.373
Myrsini 1,135 10 37°55′19″N 21°14′13″E / 37.922°N 21.237°E / 37.922; 21.237


Mid 20th century, an irrigation project increased agricultural production of Lechaina. Forest fires have caused damage in Lechaina, especially in 1993 and 2001. The 2008 Peloponnese earthquake also caused damage in Lechaina.

Population history[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 3,200 -
1991 3,137 5,625
2001 3,837 6,334
2011 2,641 4,855

Notable people[edit]

See also[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.