Velvina, Aetolia-Acarnania

Summary

Velvina
Βελβίνα
Velvina Βελβίνα is located in Greece
Velvina Βελβίνα
Velvina
Βελβίνα
Coordinates: 38°23′50″N 21°45′54″E / 38.39722°N 21.76500°E / 38.39722; 21.76500Coordinates: 38°23′50″N 21°45′54″E / 38.39722°N 21.76500°E / 38.39722; 21.76500
CountryGreece
Administrative regionWestern Greece
Regional unitAetolia-Acarnania
MunicipalityNafpaktia
Municipal unitNafpaktos
Elevation
170 m (560 ft)
Community
 • Population57 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
303 00
Area code(s)26340
Vehicle registrationME

Velvina (Greek: Βελβίνα) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Nafpaktos in Nafpaktia, Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece.[2] According to the 2011 census, it had 57 inhabitants.[1]

The village is about 9 km west of Nafpaktos.[3] It is located at the foot of a northeastern foothill of Klokova and is on the right bank of the creek named Varia.[2] In the vicinity toward the south is the ancient city of Molykreio, where an ancient temple is located.

History

Formerly part of the municipality of Nafpaktos, it became part of the community of Moui Agiou Georgiou (renamed to Molykreio in 1919) in 1912. Velvina became an independent community in 1946. It rejoined the municipality of Nafpaktos in 1997, and became part of the municipality of Nafpaktia in 2011.[4]

Historical population

Census Village/Community
2001[5] 99
2011[1] 57

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b "Velvina". Nafpaktia (in Greek). 2018-06-21.
  3. ^ "Distances between villages, towns and cities" (in Greek). Apostaseis. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  4. ^ "ΕΕΤΑΑ local government changes" (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  5. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-09-21.

External links

  • Velvina Nafpaktou (in Greek)
  • Velvinas Council (in Greek)
  • Ancient sources of a temple in Elliniko near Velvina (Ancient Molykreio) (in Greek)
  • "Κλεπά Ναυπακτίας.: Αρχαία Ναύπακτος". klepanafpaktias.blogspot.gr. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  • Foteini Saranti, From Evinos to Mornos (Από τον Εύηνο έως το Μόρνο), p. 393 (in Greek)