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Pistamata is located in Greece
Coordinates: 36°53.9′N 22°59.5′E / 36.8983°N 22.9917°E / 36.8983; 22.9917Coordinates: 36°53.9′N 22°59.5′E / 36.8983°N 22.9917°E / 36.8983; 22.9917
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality Monemvasia
Municipal unit Zarakas
Elevation 467 m (1,532 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pistamata (Greek: Πιστάματα) is a hill village in northern Monemvasia municipality, Laconia, Greece.[1] The village is located on a small peninsula off the east coast of the Peloponnese on the road between the villages of Charakas and Lampokampos. Before the governmental reorganization of 2011, Pistamata was in the Zarakas municipality, and it remains in the Zarakas subunit.

The people of Pistamata, like many of the surrounding villages, are Arvanites, that is, of Albanian descent,[2] although they have been hellenized.[3]

On 30 August 1926, Pistamata suffered a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.[4]


  1. ^ Pistámata (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Wace, Alan John Bayard & Hasluck, Frederick William (1908). "Laconia: II. Topography: East-Central Laconia". The Annual of the British School at Athens. 15: 158–176, page 160. JSTOR 30096409. doi:10.1017/s0068245400017585. 
  3. ^ Trudgill, Peter & Tzavaras, George A. (1977). "Why Albanian-Greeks are not Albanians: Language shift in Attika and Biotia". In Giles, Howard. Language, ethnicity and intergroup relations. European Monographs in Social Psychology, issue 13. London: Academic Press. pp. 171–184. ISBN 978-0-12-283740-1. 
  4. ^ "M6.4 Lapas, Greece, Earthquake of 8 June 2008: Significant Earthquakes Mag >= 6.5" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. 

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