Paralia, Achaea

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Paralia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°11′N 21°42′E / 38.183°N 21.700°E / 38.183; 21.700Coordinates: 38°11′N 21°42′E / 38.183°N 21.700°E / 38.183; 21.700
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Patras
 • Municipal unit 11.98 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 9,987
 • Municipal unit density 830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Population 6,336 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 263 xx, 264 xx, 265 00
Area code(s) 2610
Vehicle registration ΑΧ

Paralia (Greek: Παραλία, Paralía, meaning "beach") is a town and 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 municipal unit has an area of 11.978 km2.[3] It is a suburb of Patras, about 6 km southwest of the city centre. The town population is about 6,500. It was a popular beach resort for residents of Patras till mid '80s. The new Greek National Road 9 (Patras - Pyrgos) runs south of the town.

The railway Patras - Pyrgos runs parallel to the coast, at about 200 m from the shore.

Ligias, a torrent in Paralia Patras
Panagitsa, a torrent in Paralia Patras, view from Omplos Mt.

Population history[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 2,730 -
1991 3,122 5,667
2001 6,124 9,156
2011 6,336 9,987


The municipal unit Paralia is subdivided into the following communities:

See also[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. 

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