Agrampela (Greek: Αγράμπελα) is a village in the municipal unit of Aroania, Achaea, Greece. As of 2001, it had a population of 42 for the village and 74 for the municipal district. The village is situated in the mountains.
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Aroania, east (distance: 3 km)
Year Population Change Municipal district population
1896 268 - -
1935 159 -109 or -40.67%
1951 155 -4 or 2.52%
1981 217 +61 or + 39.35% -
1991 89 -128 or -58.99% -
2001 180 +91 or 102.25% 340
Location and transportation
Agrambela is located 10 km from Psofida, south of Patras, southwest of Kalavryta, west-northwest of Tripoli and northeast of Olympia and Pyrgos.
Agrambela was ruled by the Ottoman Turks with the exception from 1681 until 1715 with the last of the Venetian rule. During that period, in the 1700 census, it had 29 families. Agrambela finally became a part of Greece after the Greek War of Independence. In its early years, it was a municipal district of Lampeia in 1912 along with Platanitsa, it became an independent community. The village was known as Poretso (Πορετσό) until the early 20th century. Its inhabitant name Poretsanos which later several people had the surname.During that time, one was in Achaia and another was in Ilia. In the ancient times, the area was part of ancient Psophis. In 1896, it had 268 inhabitants, 159 in 1935 and 155 in 1951.
After World War II and the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt and emigration occurred at a higher rate until 1981 through to 1991, when the population decreased by three-fourths to four-fifths, but later recovered and doubled between the years of 1991-2001. Agrambela became connected with asphalt in the 1960smid to late 20th century. more pavement was available in recent years. Electricity, radio and automobiles were introduced in the mid-20th century, television in the late-20th century and computer and internet at the turn of the millennium. In the late-1990s, the ex-community (now a village and a municipal district) joined to become the newly formed municipality of Aroania.
Its main economy is based on agriculture.
List of places in the Achaia prefecture
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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