Skala, Laconia

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Skala is located in Greece
Coordinates: 36°51′N 22°40′E / 36.850°N 22.667°E / 36.850; 22.667Coordinates: 36°51′N 22°40′E / 36.850°N 22.667°E / 36.850; 22.667
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality Evrotas
 • Municipal unit 143.9 km2 (55.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,933
 • Municipal unit density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Population 3,089 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AK

Skala (Greek: Σκάλα) is a town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Evrotas, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 143.945 km2.[3] Population 5,933 (2011). Skala is known for organic food production and the organic wholesaler Stavros Darmos with his company Silver Leaf.


Following the Orlov events, in 1777, many inhabitants of Skala bearing the name "Mavroudas" (Greek: Μαυρούδας) migrated to Koldere, near Magnesia (ad Sipylum).[4]

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