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Avramiou (Αβραμιού) is a village in Messenia, southern Greece. It was built before 1816; it had 32 families then. During the Turkish occupation, it was a village of Koroni province, and became a village of Messini province and capital of Leukothea Municipality ( now defunct) in 1835. In August 1840, Avramiou became a village of Aristomenis Municipality; it was almost destroyed by earthquakes in 1846. The primary school of Avramiou was founded in 1860. Ten years after, Avramiou became the capital of Aristomeni Municipality. Today, it is a community of the municipality Messini. The community contains the villages Drakoneri, Agios Avgoustinos and Avramiou. In 2011, the population for Avramiou village was 413, and 591 for the community.

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Avramiou is 10 km from Messini and 5.5 km from the beach. Some villages near Avramiou are: Drakoneri, Leukochora, Lykotrafo, Madena, Neochori, and Strefi.
Population
Year Village population Record
1816 32 families Dimitrios Freretos record
1851 56 families >>
1860 373 >>
1896 615 >>
1920 679 >>
1928 739 Community record
1940 933 >>
1982 856 >>
1984 450 >>
1991 420 >>
2001 413 >>
References

1. History of Avramiou (Messini) Alexandros Giannakopoulos, Athens 1984

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