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Veligosti is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°19′N 22°7′E / 37.317°N 22.117°E / 37.317; 22.117Coordinates: 37°19′N 22°7′E / 37.317°N 22.117°E / 37.317; 22.117
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Megalopoli
Municipal unit Falaisia
 • Population 61 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Veligosti (Greek: Βελιγοστή, before 1918: Σαμαρά - Samara[2]) is a settlement in the municipal unit of Falaisia, Arcadia, Greece. It is situated on a low hill, on the left bank of a tributary of the river Alfeios. It is 2 km west of Leontari, 3 km north of Ellinitsa, 4 km east of Paradeisia and 9 km south of Megalopoli.


Year Population
1981 175
1991 98
2001 131
2011 61


Veligosti was founded during the Byzantine era and the ruins of the Byzantine settlement and a tower are still visible today. During the Frankish period, according to the Chronicle of the Morea, Geoffrey I Villehardouin made it a barony (one of the twelve in the Peloponnese). The barony was destroyed in about 1300, and during the Ottoman period it lost its importance.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece

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