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Tsivlos lake
Tsivlos lake
Tsivlos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°04′N 22°14′E / 38.067°N 22.233°E / 38.067; 22.233Coordinates: 38°04′N 22°14′E / 38.067°N 22.233°E / 38.067; 22.233
Administrative regionWest Greece
Regional unitAchaea
Municipal unitAkrata
 • Rural
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Tsivlos (Greek: Τσιβλός) is a small mountain village in the municipality of Akrata, Achaea, Greece. It is part of the community Platanos. In 2011, it had a population of 9. It is built on the slopes of Mount Chelmos (Aroania), above the river Krathis, at about 750 m elevation. Lake Tsivlos, north of the village, was formed by a landslide in 1912. Tsivlos is located 12 km southwest of Akrata, 12 km northeast of Kalavryta and 11 km south of Platanos.


Year Population
1991 25
2001 40
2011 9


Tsivlos was mentioned as the settlement of Civlò in the census of the Venetian Francesco Grimani in 1700; it had 33 families and 148 inhabitants.[2] Until 1912, Tsivlos was a part of the municipality of Nonakrida. The village was part of the municipality of Akrata since 1998. In 2011 it became part of the new municipality Aigialeia.

On Sunday March 24, 1912, a large volume of rocks and soil fell from the nearby mountain of Gerakari which devastated the village of Sylivaina and fell into the Krathis river. The river water flooded a large part of Tsivlos, creating a lake with a depth of 80 m and an area of around 200 hectares

. The inhabitants of the two villages had relocated two days before the disaster.


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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Vassilis Panagiotopoulos Plithysmos kai Oikismoi tis Peloponnisou 13os-18os ai. (Πληθυσμός και Οικισμοί της Πελοποννήσου 13ος-18ος αι. = Population and Settlements of the Peloponnese (12th to 18th Centuries)), Emporiki Bank of Greece, Athens 1987

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