Vordonia

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Vordonia
Βορδόνια
Vordonia is located in Greece
Vordonia
Vordonia
Coordinates: 37°8.6′N 22°20.1′E / 37.1433°N 22.3350°E / 37.1433; 22.3350Coordinates: 37°8.6′N 22°20.1′E / 37.1433°N 22.3350°E / 37.1433; 22.3350
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitLaconia
MunicipalitySparta
Municipal unitPellana
Elevation
447 m (1,467 ft)
Community
 • Population295 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
230 59
Area code(s)27310

Vordonia (Greek: Βορδόνια) is a small village in the base of Taygetos mountain, in Laconia, Greece. The village is divided into three communities (Kampos, Kato Hora and Pano Hora) and is part of the municipality of Sparti.

The name Vordonia is believed to harken back to the Villehardouin family, the first ruling dynasty of the Principality of Achaea after the Fourth Crusade (1204). William II Villehardouin located his capital at the town of Mystras, some 10 km SW of Vordonia. The Crusader castle located above the village lends credibility to this hypothesis.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 474
1991 115
2001 393
2011 295

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.