Velo, Greece

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Velo
Βέλο
Velo is located in Greece
Velo
Velo
Coordinates: 37°58′N 22°47′E / 37.967°N 22.783°E / 37.967; 22.783Coordinates: 37°58′N 22°47′E / 37.967°N 22.783°E / 37.967; 22.783
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Corinthia
Municipality Velo-Vocha
 • Municipal unit 77.0 km2 (29.7 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 8,061
 • Municipal unit density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 200 02
Area code(s) 27420
Vehicle registration ΚΡ

Velo (Greek: Βέλο) is a town and a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Velo-Vocha, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is situated on the Gulf of Corinth coast, about 15 km west from Corinth, and 5 km southeast of Kiato. Greek National Road 8, the old Corinth-Patras highway, passes through the town.

The community has an elementary school, a secondary school, a semi-professional soccer team named Ellas Velou and a square called 'Liberty square'.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Historical population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 949 -
1991 1,086 8,200
2001 3,041 8,211
2011 3,203 8,061

Notable people[edit]

  • Stathis Psaltis (1952) actor
  • Alexis Kougias, lawyer
  • Tryfon Papoutsis, actor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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