Agriakona (Greek: Αγριακόνα) is a Greek village in the westcentral part of Arcadia. Agriakona had a 2001 population of 83 for the village. Agriakona is also connected with the road linking the GR-7/E65 (Corinth - Tripoli - Kalamata) 10 km north along with the superhighway and Skortsinos.
Agriakona is situated in a valley area separated from the rest of the villages. The mountains dominate the area and it contains plenty of valleys and streams and grasslands along with barren lands to the north and less to the southwest, the mountain named Tsiberou is to the west along with the road linking the GR-7/E65 and Skortsinos and the Megalopoli-Sparta Road, part of the area is forested. Farmlands are within the village area and the mountains are also around the area.
The village used to have a large population before the beginning of the 20th century. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the population began to decline as residents moved to larger towns and cities and outside of Greece. The population lost since that time, the population lost by half between 1981 and 1991 but it regained between 1991 and 2001. The fire ravaged Agriakona on Tuesday August 27, 2007 with slow advances and burnt much of the area including its bushes, several remain even most of its residents. Windspeeds remain high and temperatures were around 40°C at the time. Firefighters along with its residents, choppers and airplanes sprayed out the blazes. The blazes did not reach the southeastern portion and did not entered another village in that direction.
Its main industry are agriculture. Its main production are olives, citrus, fruits, vegetables and other crops, several common crops are rarely common.
Agriakona has several rural roads and approximately 6 km of hydro lines and roads, it also has approximately 8 to 10 km of rural roads.
Its residential houses and buildings are within the main road and it is about 200 to 300 m long wide at the centre. Much of the houses were stone built until the 1970s. Electricity arrived in the same year. Vehicles arrived in the 1970s, the pavement of the main road and television arrived in the 1980s and computer and internet are rarely known in the beginning of the 21st century and up to date technology are not seen.
The village offers panoramic views of the mountains around the area including the west, the north, the east, Tsiberou to the southeast and to the south.
Agriakona has a school, a church, and a square (plateia), its nearest lyceum (middle school) and gymnasium (secondary school) are in Asea.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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