Volakas, Elis

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Volakas
Βώλακας
Volakas is located in Greece
Volakas
Volakas
Coordinates: 37°37′N 21°30′E / 37.617°N 21.500°E / 37.617; 21.500Coordinates: 37°37′N 21°30′E / 37.617°N 21.500°E / 37.617; 21.500
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Elis
Municipality Pyrgos
 • Municipal unit 70.79 km2 (27.33 sq mi)
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,935
 • Municipal unit density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 270 58
Area code(s) 26210
Vehicle registration ΗΑ
Website www.volakos.gov.gr

Volakas (Greek: Βώλακας) is a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pyrgos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 70.790 km2.[3] Its seat of administration was in the town of Epitalio.

Volakas is situated on the Ionian Sea coast, southeast of Pyrgos and southwest of Olympia. The river Alfeios forms the northern border of the municipal unit. There are wooded hills in the northeastern part of Volakas, the southwestern part along the coast is flat and used for agriculture. The Greek National Road 9 (Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia) and the railway from Pyrgos to Kalamata run through Volakas. Operations at the small airport of Epitalio (ICAO: LGEP) have been suspended.[4]

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 3,438
2001 3,552
2011 2,935

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  4. ^ Greek Civil Aviation Authority

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