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Oleni is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°44′N 21°33′E / 37.733°N 21.550°E / 37.733; 21.550Coordinates: 37°44′N 21°33′E / 37.733°N 21.550°E / 37.733; 21.550
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Elis
Municipality Pyrgos
 • Municipal unit 152.2 km2 (58.8 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,815
 • Municipal unit density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 270 64
Area code(s) 26210
Vehicle registration ΗΑ
Website www.oleni.gov.gr

Oleni (Greek: Ωλένη) is a village and a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece.

Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pyrgos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 152.231 km2.[3] The seat of the municipality was in Karatoula.

The municipal unit was named after the ruined medieval town Olena, which also gave its name to the Bishopric of Olena. It consists of a wide valley around Karatoula and Magoula, and the hills west and east of the valley. It is located about 10 km northeast of Pyrgos, 13 km northwest of Olympia and 20 km southeast of Amaliada. The largest community is Goumero. The ancient town Amphidolis was located near present Karatoula.[citation needed]


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

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 7,560
2001 9,026
2011 5,815


  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. 

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