Skillounta

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Skillounta
Σκιλλούντα
Skillounta is located in Greece
Skillounta
Skillounta
Coordinates: 37°37′N 21°38′E / 37.617°N 21.633°E / 37.617; 21.633Coordinates: 37°37′N 21°38′E / 37.617°N 21.633°E / 37.617; 21.633
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Elis
Municipality Andritsaina-Krestena
 • Municipal unit 194.4 km2 (75.1 sq mi)
Elevation 276 m (906 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 10,303
 • Municipal unit density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 270 55
Area code(s) 26250
Vehicle registration ΗΑ

Skillounta is a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andritsaina-Krestena, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 194.409 km2.[3] It is named after the ancient town Scillus, which was located in the area. Its seat of administration was in the town Krestena. The territory of the municipal unit Skillounta stretches from the plains on the Ionian Sea coast to the forested mountains of southeastern Elis. The river Alfeios forms its northern border. Krestena is 6 km south of Olympia, 12 km north of Zacharo and 18 km southeast of Pyrgos. The Greek National Road 9/E55 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia) passes through Kallikomo in the western part of Skillounta, and the Greek National Road 76 to Andritsaina and Megalopoli runs west to east through Krestena and Graikas.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Skillounta is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

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Population[edit]

Year Municipal unit
1991 14,449
2001 15,931
2011 10,303

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References[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. 
  4. ^ Website

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