Trifylia

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Trifylia
Τριφυλία
Trifylia is located in Greece
Trifylia
Trifylia
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Trifyllias.png
Coordinates: 37°14′N 21°40′E / 37.233°N 21.667°E / 37.233; 21.667Coordinates: 37°14′N 21°40′E / 37.233°N 21.667°E / 37.233; 21.667
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Government
 • Mayor Panagiotis Katsivelas[1]
Area
 • Municipality 616.0 km2 (237.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Municipality 27,373
 • Municipality density 44/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website Official website

Trifylia (Greek: Τριφυλία) is a municipality in the Messenia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Kyparissia.[3] The municipality has an area of 616.019 km2.[4] It was named after the ancient Triphylia region.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Trifylia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 6 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

Province[edit]

The province of Trifylia (Greek: Επαρχία Τριφυλίας) was one of the provinces of the Messenia Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Trifylia and the municipal units Dorio, Eira and Nestoras.[5] The province was founded in 1833, comprising the northern part of the newly formed Messenia Prefecture. It was abolished with the administrative reform of 1836, but re-established in 1848. In 1899, along with the neighbouring Olympia Province (until then part of the Elis Prefecture), it formed the short-lived Trifylia Prefecture, which was abolished in 1909. The province of Trifylia was abolished in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Trifylia Official Website (Greek)
  2. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  3. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  5. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF).  (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)