Loutraki-Perachora

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Loutraki-Perachora

Λουτράκι-Περαχώρα
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Loutraki-Perachora is located in Greece
Loutraki-Perachora
Loutraki-Perachora
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°59′N 22°59′E / 37.983°N 22.983°E / 37.983; 22.983Coordinates: 37°59′N 22°59′E / 37.983°N 22.983°E / 37.983; 22.983
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitCorinthia
MunicipalityLoutraki-Perachora-Agioi Theodoroi
 • Municipal unit196.870 km2 (76.012 sq mi)
Elevation
82 m (269 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
16,578
 • Municipal unit density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
203 00
Area code(s)27440
Vehicle registrationΚΡ
Websitewww.loutraki.gr

Loutraki-Perachora (Greek: Λουτράκι-Περαχώρα) is a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local governmental reform it is part of the municipality Loutraki-Perachora-Agioi Theodoroi, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 196.870 km2.[3]

The region of Loutraki-Perachora is a tourist destination for summer and weekend visitors from the Athens metropolitan area, due to its proximity (about 80 km) and the clean and sandy beaches surrounding the town of Loutraki and other seaside settlements.

The area is also famous for the Heraion of Perachora (sanctuary of the goddess Hera), an archaeological site of significance located at the end of the Perachora peninsula.

Loutraki[edit]

Loutraki, the most important settlement and the seat of the municipality, is a seaside town with a population of 11,564 inhabitants (2011 census), known for its natural environment, spas and mineral water springs. Recently[when?] one of the biggest casinos in Europe has been built in Loutraki. A modern convention center has opened gates and a marina is also planned.[citation needed]

Loutraki sometimes is perceived[by whom?] as the last boundary of the Athens metropolitan area. Many Athenians live in the community permanently or seasonally.[citation needed]

The municipality lies on both sides of the Corinth Canal, but primarily to its northeast; a small part lies on the southwest side of the canal, on the Peloponnese Peninsula. map The Corinth Canal is a partial border between the Corinthian Community and the Loutraki-Perachora Community. The Canal area, however, is the responsibility of the latter. A privately owned company operates ship traffic on the canal.

Loutraki's springs of mineral water are well known for their qualities, and a bottling industry has been developed due to this fact.[citation needed]

Perachora[edit]

Perachora is a smaller village (1,141 inhabitants) NW of Loutraki at a landlocked position surrounded by mountainous landscape. Large pine forests are found there. These are the main source of the local production of natural resin. Other large towns include Kyras Vrysi (1,128 inhabitants) and Isthmia (1,134 inhabitants), the latter of which lies at the southeast entrance to the Corinth Canal. Together they form the Loutraki-Perachora Municipality. Smaller settlements like Pisia (80 inhabitants) and Schinos (61 inhabitants) are also attached to the Municipality.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 8,543
1991 14,084
2001 15,077
2011 16,578

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.