|Administrative region||West Greece|
|• Municipal unit||60.411 km2 (23.325 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Municipal unit||4,855|
|• Municipal unit density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||270 53|
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. 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||5|
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.
|Year||Town population||Municipality population|
- Andreas Karkavitsas, writer
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)