Ziria, Achaea

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Ziria
Ζήρια
Ziria is located in Greece
Ziria
Ziria
Coordinates: 38°18′N 21°59′E / 38.300°N 21.983°E / 38.300; 21.983Coordinates: 38°18′N 21°59′E / 38.300°N 21.983°E / 38.300; 21.983
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Achaea
Municipality Aigialeia
Municipal unit Erineos
Population (2001)[1]
 • Rural 531
Community
 • Population 996
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ziria (Greek: Ζήρια) is a village and a community in Achaea, Greece. It is situated in the hills near the Gulf of Corinth coast, 11 km northwest of Aigio. The community consists of the villages Ziria, Ano Ziria, Kyani Akti, Lampiri, Rodini and Sarkounas. Ziria is part of the municipal unit of Erineos. It had a population of 531 in 2001, and the population of the community was 996. Until 1998, Ziria was an independent commune. It became part of Erineos under the 1998 Capodistrian Plan, and Erineos became part of Aigialeia at the 2011 Kallikratis reform.

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The area around Ziria in the ancient times was part of the Achaean League. Today's Lampiri was the port of the ancient town Erineus, which was destroyed in 412 BC by Athenian and Corinthian generals. The name Lampiri comes from the Frankish nobleman Gerardin de Lambrie who ruled the area in the 14th century.

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  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.