Stratos, Greece

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Stratos
Στράτος
Stratos municipal unit
Stratos municipal unit
Stratos is located in Greece
Stratos
Stratos
Coordinates: 38°40′N 21°19′E / 38.667°N 21.317°E / 38.667; 21.317Coordinates: 38°40′N 21°19′E / 38.667°N 21.317°E / 38.667; 21.317
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Aetolia-Acarnania
Municipality Agrinio
 • Municipal unit 153.307 km2 (59.192 sq mi)
Highest elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Lowest elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,429
 • Municipal unit density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Community
 • Population 979
 • Area (km2) 30.313
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 301 00
Area code(s) +30-2641-xxx-xxx
Vehicle registration AIx-xxxx

Stratos (Greek: Στράτος, Aromanian: Yanica) is an Aromanian village and a municipal unit of the Agrinio municipality.[1] Before the 2011 local government reform Stratos was an independent municipality and the village was a district of it.[2][3] The 2011 census recorded 979 residents in the village and 5,429 in the respective municipal unit.[1] The community of Stratos covers an area of 30.313 km2 and the municipal unit 153,307 km2.[3]

Geography[edit]

Stratos is situated on the right bank of the river Acheloos, 9 km northwest of the town Agrinio. The Greek National Road 5 (Antirrio - Agrinio - Arta - Ioannina) passes through the village. The Stratos Hydroelectric Dam, which forms the Stratos reservoir fed by the river Acheloos, lies to its northeast. The area north of Stratos is mountainous, whereas the south is flat.

History[edit]

Ruins of the theatre.

In classical antiquity, Stratos (Latin: Stratus) was the main town of Acarnania. Its situation at the northern edge of the fertile Acheloos plain made it a place of great military importance.[4] The ruins of ancient Stratos lie on a hillside about 500 m north of the modern village. This village, formerly named Sorovigli, was renamed to Stratos in 1928.[5] A temple of Zeus, a theatre and fortifications have been excavated.[6] Before 1928 the village was named Sorovigli (Greek: Σωροβίγλι)[5]

Historical population[edit]

Year Town population Municipal unit population
1981 1,139 -
1991 1,101 6,895
2001 1,127 6,144
2011 979 5,429

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