Agrafa (municipality)

Summary

Agrafa (Greek: Άγραφα) is a village and a municipality in Evrytania, Central Greece. Its administrative center is the village Kerasochori.[2] It is named after the wide mountainous region of Agrafa, of which it occupies only the SW part.

Agrafa
Άγραφα
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Agrafa is located in Greece
Agrafa
Agrafa
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 39°8′N 21°39′E / 39.133°N 21.650°E / 39.133; 21.650Coordinates: 39°8′N 21°39′E / 39.133°N 21.650°E / 39.133; 21.650
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitEvrytania
Area
 • Municipality920.3 km2 (355.3 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit28,826 km2 (11,130 sq mi)
Elevation
800 m (2,600 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
6,976
 • Municipality density7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
1,142
 • Municipal unit density0.040/km2 (0.10/sq mi)
Community
 • Population398 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
360 73
Area code(s)22370
Vehicle registrationΚΗ

It consists of villages and hamlets spread on the mountain slopes around the river Agrafiotis. Like the rest of Agrafa area, they are known for their complete autonomy throughout the four centuries of Ottoman occupation of Greece, being home to many bands of fighters against the Ottoman rule; including Antonis Katsantonis who is considered as the local hero.

The villages are still undeveloped touristically. There are some basic facilities in the bigger villages - family-run hostels and taverns.

MunicipalityEdit

The municipality Agrafa was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):[2]

  • Agrafa (Agrafa, Epiniana, Marathos, Monastiraki, Tridendro, Trovato, Vrangiana)
  • Aperantia (Granitsa, Limeri, Lithochori, Sivista, Topoliana, Valaora, Voulpi)
  • Aspropotamos (Kedra, Lepiana, Neo Argyri, Prasia, Raptopoulo)
  • Fragkista (Anatoliki Fragkista, Dytiki Fragkista, Episkopi, Marathia, Palaiochori, Palaiokatouna, Tripotamo)
  • Viniani (Agios Dimitrios, Chryso, Dafni, Kerasochori, Mavrommata, Viniani)

The municipality has an area of 920.341 km2, the municipal unit 288.574 km2.[3]

Sources & external linksEdit

  • Semi-official site (in Greek)
  • Details about municipality and population from evrytan.gr (in Greek)
  • Municipality of Agrafa in Greek travel pages

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.