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Agridi (Greek: Αγρίδι) is a village in the municipal unit of Aroania, Achaea, Greece. As of 2001, it had a population of 89. The village is situated in the mountainous area with its mountaintop of 1,118 m to the northwest.


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Nearest places

Aroania, east (distance: 3 km)
Alestaina, south
Ano Potamia
Dessino, north


Population
Year Population Change
1981 184 -
1991 121 -63 or -34.24%
2001 106 -15 or -12.4%

Location and transportation

Agridi is located 14 km from Psofida, south of Patras, southwest of Kalavryta, west-northwest of Tripoli and northeast of Olympia and Pyrgos.

History

Agridi was ruled by the Ottoman Turks with the exception from 1681 until 1715 with the last of the Venetian rule. Agridi finally became a part of Greece after the Greek War of Independence.

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 half between 1981 and 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.

Economy

Its main economy is based on agriculture.

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