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Chalkiopoulo (Χαλκιόπουλο) is a Greek village located in the northwest part of Aetolia-Acarnania. It is part of the municipal unit Inachos.

History

The village existed during the struggle for the independence of Greece (1821-1829) and many of its members participated in this struggle, namely the families: Alexiou (Giannakis, Stavros), Valtinos (Athanasios, Kolios, Georgakis, Georgios, Ioannis, Panos, Dimitrios and Sotiris), Kontogiannis (Mitsos, Vaggelis, Nikolaos, Spyros), Mylonas Zacharis, Nikou Andreas, Sotiris Dimos, Christou Konstantinos, Christou or Seltsikas Spyros and others.

Chalkiopoulo appears in the list of Greece's villages which was issued by the Greek Kingdom (Otto king of Greece) after the independence (1832). The village belongs to the municipality of Inachos (΄Ιναχος) and the province of Valtos. .

The original settlement is now mostly abandoned by its inhabitants (population 90 people according to a 1991 census). A new settlement was created along the bank of the river Inachous with the name "New Chalkiopoulo (Νέο Χαλκιόπουλο)". Authors Kostas Hatzopoulos and Mitsou Andreas derive their origin from Chalkiopoulo.
Neo Chalkiopoulo

Neo Chalkiopoulo has a population of 636 inhabitants. The altitude of the new village is 270 meters above the sea level. The new village has a health center which provides primary health services to all the people in the municipality of Inachous. Additionally, a marketplace is present, with various goods available.
Agios Vlasios

The population of Agios Vlasios (Greek: Άγιος Βλάσιος) was 20 at the 2001 census. It is located near the old village of Chalkiopoulo, east of Neo Chalkiopoulo. The elevation is 770 meters above sea level.


References

Stamatelatos M & Vamva F- Γεωγραφικό Λεξικό της Ελλάδας - Τόμος 4 σελ 61- και τόμος 5 σελ. 164 - Αθήνα 2006
Εγκυκλοπαίδεια "Δομή" - Τόμος 35 -σελ.126 - Εκδόσεις Τεγόπουλου-Μανιατέα Αθήνα 1996
Τέλωνας Χαρ. Νικόλαος - Οι πρόμαχοι της πατρίδος Βαλτινοί αγωνιστές του '21 -Αμφιλοχία 2004

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