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Andritsaina (Greek: Ανδρίτσαινα), also Andritsena is a community and a municipality located in the southeastern part of the Ilia Prefecture in the middle of a highway, officially and unofficially GR-76 between Krestena and Megalopoli. The road in the town is narrow with only one lane from the circle to the eastern part of the village. It is also the seat of the province of Olympia. Distance from Krestena is around 45 km SE and 62 km SE of Pyrgos, 47 km SE from GR-9/E55, about 25 km SW of Karytaina and about 280 km SW of Athens, 45 km NW of Megalopoli and the old GR-7/E55 and NE of Figaleia, Epicurium and Vasses (Bassae). The prefecture of Arcadia is bounded to the north and east. The area in ancient times used to be in Arcadia.


Nearest places (commune)

Karytaina NW

    Statistics
    Prefecture: Ilia
    Province: Olympia Province
    Location: 37° 38' 49'' N 21° 54' 14'' E
    Population: (2001) 2152
    Elevation:
     -lowest:

     -centre:
     -highest:

    around 500 m
    Alpheus Valley
    705 m
    about 900 and 1,000 m
    Postal code: 270 61
    Area/distance code: 11-30-26260-2
    (030-26260-2)
    Municipal code: 1704
    Car designation: HA

    Historical population:

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    Year Communal population Municipal population
    1981 1,034 -
    1991 660 2511
    2001 663 2152


    The community has a school, a gymnasium, a church, a library (Nikolopoulios Library) and a (plateia) with a statue and a tree which runs near the main highway.

    The area west of Andritsaina is mainly grassy and bushy. Pine trees are founded in the east, south and north. It has about three mountaintops and north of Andritsaina is the Alfeios River. The road to Epicurium and Figaleia is about 500 m west.

    Andritsaina, 1812

    Andritsaina, Library

    Division of the municipality

    • Andritsaina / Δ.δ. Ανδριτσαίνης [ 663 ]
    • Dafnoula / Δ.δ. Δαφνούλας [ 306 ]
      • Dafnula / η Δαφνούλα [ 287 ]
      • Chelidoni / το Χελιδόνι [ 19 ]
    • Dragogio / Δ.δ. Δραγωγίου [ 120 ]
      • Dragogio / το Δραγώγιο [ 90 ]
      • Kastrugkaina / η Καστρούγκαινα [ 20 ]
      • Plateia / η Πλατεία [ 10 ]
    • Theisoa / Δ.δ. Θεισόας -- η Θεισόα [ 129 ]
    • Koufopoulo / Δ.δ. Κουφοπούλου -- το Κουφόπουλο [ 51 ]
    • Linistaina / Δ.δ. Λινισταίνης -- η Λινίσταινα [ 175 ]
    • Matesi / Δ.δ. Ματεσίου -- το Μάτεσι [ 101 ]
    • Rovia / Δ.δ. Ροβίων -- τα Ρόβια [ 44 ]
    • Sekoula / Δ.δ. Σέκουλα [ 319 ]
      • Sekoula / ο Σέκουλας [ 268 ]
      • Balaiika / τα Μπαλαίικα [ 51 ]
    • Fanari / Δ.δ. Φαναρίου -- το Φανάρι [ 244 ]

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