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Church of Agios Nikolaos
Church of Agios Nikolaos
Petalidi is located in Greece
Coordinates: 36°57′N 21°56′E / 36.950°N 21.933°E / 36.950; 21.933Coordinates: 36°57′N 21°56′E / 36.950°N 21.933°E / 36.950; 21.933
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Messini
 • Municipal unit 104.97 km2 (40.53 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,217
 • Municipal unit density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
 • Population 1,244 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 240 05
Area code(s) 27220
Vehicle registration ΚΜ

Petalidi (Greek: Πεταλίδι) is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Messini, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 104.970 km2.[3] Petalidi is situated on the western shore of the Messenian Gulf, 13 km southwest of Messini, 18 km southwest of Kalamata and 21 km east of Pylos. The road Greek National Road 82 (Pylos - Kalamata) passes through the north of the municipal unit.


The municipal unit Petalidi is subdivided into the following communities (2011 population in brackets):

Historical population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 1,247 -
1991 1,138 3,906
2001 1,191 3,601
2011 1,244 3,217


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 

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