Neo Souli

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Neo Souli
Νέο Σούλι
Neo Souli Patras.jpg
Neo Souli is located in Greece
Neo Souli
Neo Souli
Coordinates: 38°13′N 21°47′E / 38.217°N 21.783°E / 38.217; 21.783Coordinates: 38°13′N 21°47′E / 38.217°N 21.783°E / 38.217; 21.783
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Patras
Municipal unit Patras
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 756
Community[1]
 • Population 847 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Neo Souli (Greek: Νέο Σούλι) is a village and a community in the municipality of Patras, Achaea, Greece. Neo Souli had a population of 756 in 2011 for the village proper, and 847 for the community Souli, which consists of the villages Neo Souli, Agios Ioannis, Kefalovryso, Mintzaiika, Panagia and Profitis Ilias. Souli was part of the municipality of Patras between 1841 and 1912, and again after 1997. Between 1912 and 1997, it was an independent community.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neo Souli is located in the plains, 5 km southeast of the city centre of Patras, just outside the beltway. The Panachaiko mountains lie to the east. It is located between two rivers, the Glafkos and the Diakoniaris, both flowing from the Panachaiko.

Folk dance festival[edit]

Neo Souli is known for its folk dance festival (Φεστιβάλ Λαϊκού Χορού), which has been held annually since 1993 in the last weekend of July. Dance groups from all over Greece perform at the festival.

Population[edit]

Year Population village Community population
1981 606 -
1991 628 -
2001 655 875
2011 756 847

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