Vilia

Summary

Vilia (Greek: Βίλια; formerly Eidyllia, Ειδυλλία) is a village and a former municipality of West Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Mandra-Eidyllia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its population was 1,753 at the 2011 census.[3]

Vilia
Βίλια
View of Vilia from the west
View of Vilia from the west
Vilia is located in Greece
Vilia
Vilia
Location within the regional unit
DE Vilion.svg
Coordinates: 38°10′N 23°20′E / 38.167°N 23.333°E / 38.167; 23.333Coordinates: 38°10′N 23°20′E / 38.167°N 23.333°E / 38.167; 23.333
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitWest Attica
MunicipalityMandra-Eidyllia
 • Municipal unit144.851 km2 (55.927 sq mi)
Elevation
301 m (988 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
1,753
 • Municipal unit density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
190 06
Area code(s)22630
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.vilia.org

GeographyEdit

The municipal unit Vilia covers the mountainous northwestern part of Attica, and has a land area of 144.851 km².[4] The main mountain ranges are Cithaeron (1,409 m) in the northwest and Pastra in the northeast. In the west it stretches along the coast of the Alkyonides Gulf, a bay of the Gulf of Corinth. The village Vilia, the largest in the municipal unit, lies in the easternmost part, at the southeastern foot of Cithaeron. Vilia is 6 km south of Erythres, 7 km west of Oinoi, 10 km east of the coastal village Aigosthena, 17 km south of Thebes and 40 km northwest of Athens.

The municipal unit's largest villages are Vilia (pop. 1,269 in 2011), Kato Alepochori (220), Aigosthena (80), Veniza (52), and Agios Nektarios (40).

SubdivisionsEdit

 
Metamorfosis Sotiros Church, designed by Ernst Ziller

The municipal unit Vilia consists of the following villages:

  • Vilia
  • Agia Paraskevi
  • Agios Konstantinos
  • Agios Nektarios
  • Aigosthena (also Porto Germeno)
  • Ano Alepochori
  • Veniza
  • Kato Alepochori
  • Kryo Pigadi
  • Loumpa
  • Mytikas
  • Profitis Ilias
  • Psatha

Historical populationEdit

Year Town population Municipal unit population
1981 2,427 -
1991 1,912 3,412
2001 1,955 3,215
2011 1,269 1,753

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Athens Population 2021 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)".
  4. ^ "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.

External linksEdit

  • Official website (in Greek)
  • West Attica
  • Historical references of the town of Vilia[permanent dead link]
  • Vilia (municipality) on GTP Travel Pages (in English and Greek)