Vouprasia

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Vouprasia
Βουπρασία
Vouprasia is located in Greece
Vouprasia
Vouprasia
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°2′N 21°22′E / 38.033°N 21.367°E / 38.033; 21.367Coordinates: 38°2′N 21°22′E / 38.033°N 21.367°E / 38.033; 21.367
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Elis
Municipality Andravida-Kyllini
 • Municipal unit 170.9 km2 (66.0 sq mi)
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 8,388
 • Municipal unit density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 270 52
Area code(s) 26230
Vehicle registration ΗΑ

Vouprasia (Greek: Βουπρασία) is a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andravida-Kyllini, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its seat of administration was Varda, a small town with a population of about 2,300. The municipal unit has about 8,400 inhabitants. The area of the municipal unit is 170.859 km².[3]

Geography[edit]

Vouprasia is located in northern Elis, on the Ionian coast between Patras and Pyrgos. The Greek National Road 9/E55 and the Patras-Kalamata railway line pass through it. Vouprasia has one disused railway station, in Varda.

The area is mostly flat, and the main land use is agriculture. The lagoon Kotychi, connected with the Ionian Sea, is located in the western part of Vouprasia. There is a health center in Varda.

Vouprasia borders on (clockwise from the west) the Ionian Sea, the municipal units Larissos and Olenia (both Achaea) and the municipal units Pineia, Amaliada and Lechaina (both Elis).

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Vouprasia is subdivided into the following communities:

Community Settlements within community Population (2011)
Varda Varda, Kougaiika, Komi, Sympanio, Psari 3,070
Aetorrachi Aetorrachi, Dafni 224
Kapeleto Kapeleto, Thanasoulaiika 566
Kourtesi Kourtesi, Ano Kourtesi, Kotteika 657
Manolada Manolada, Karvounaiika, Loutra Yrminis, Brinia, Samaraiika 1,184
Nea Manolada Nea Manolada 2,006
Neapoli Neapoli 153
Nisi Nisi, Agia Marina, Agios Athanasios, Karavoulaiika, Kremmydi 352
Xenies Xenies, Kalyvakia, Palaiochora 176

Population history[edit]

Year Population
1991 9,664
2001 11,204
2011 8,388

References[edit]

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