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Messatida is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°11′N 21°44′E / 38.183°N 21.733°E / 38.183; 21.733Coordinates: 38°11′N 21°44′E / 38.183°N 21.733°E / 38.183; 21.733
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Patras
 • Municipal unit 66.37 km2 (25.63 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 13,852
 • Municipal unit density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 263 xx, 264 xx, 265 00
Area code(s) 2610
Vehicle registration ΑΧ

Messatida (Greek: Μεσσάτιδα) is a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Patras, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The seat of the municipality was in Ovrya. It is located south of Patras city centre, and stretches from the urbanized plains near the Gulf of Patras to the Omplos hills in the east. The population was 13,852 in 2011. It has an area of 66.366 km².[3]

Messatida was named after the ancient Achaean town Mesatis, according to local legend the place where Dionysus was reared.[4]

Population history

Year Population
1991 9,583
2001 11,873
2011 13,852


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

Sport Clubs

City Hall.
  • Fostiras Ovrias FC (football)
  • Achilleas Ovruas (football)
  • Atlas Ovruas (football)
  • Milon Ovruas (volleyball)
  • Phoenix Ovruas (basketball)
  • Achaios Saravali (football & Basketball)
  • Galini Demenika (basketball,Ping pong,Baseball,Football,Softball)
  • Krini 97' (basketball)
  • A.O. Krini (football)
  • A.O. Thea (football)
  • A.O. Kalithea (football)
  • Galaxias Demenika (basketball)
  • Ikaros Petroto (football)


  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. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 7.18

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