Skala, Laconia

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Skala
Σκάλα
Skala is located in Greece
Skala
Skala
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)
Community[1]
 • 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.

History[edit]

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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