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Drosia (Greek: Δροσιά, before 1955: Προστοβίτσα - Prostovitsa[1]) is a village in southern Achaea, Greece. Drosia is located at the foot of the Erymanthos mountains, 6 km east of Stavrodromi, and 37 km south of Patras. The population in 2001 was 382 for the village proper and 816 for the municipal district, which includes the villages Kato Drosia, Koumperi and Pteri.


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Population
Year Population village Population munic. district
1981 - 1,004
1991 210 673
2001 382 816
History

The ancient city Eupagion (Ευπάγιον) was located in the area of present Drosia. The revolutionary leaders Konstantinos Giannias and Giorgos Giannias, who fought against the Ottoman Empire, were born in Drosia. Drosia became a part of the municipality of Erymantheia in 1836. It was part of the municipality of Tritaia between 1861 and 1912. It was an independent community between 1912 and 1998, and again part of Tritaia between 1998 and 2011. Since 2011, it is part of the municipality of Erymanthos.
See also

List of settlements in Achaea

References

^ Name changes of settlements in Greece

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