Velo, Greece

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Velo
Βέλο
Location
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
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Corinthia
Municipality: Velo-Vocha
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 8,061
 - Area: 77.0 km2 (30 sq mi)
 - Density: 105 /km2 (271 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 20 m (66 ft)
Postal code: 200 02
Telephone: 27420
Auto: 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 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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