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Efyra is a small village of 481 inhabitants (2001) located in the western part of Pineia municipal unit, Greece. It lies at an altitude of 121 metres, and covers an area of 12 km ², of which 55% is arable and 20% is forest.

Geography and Information

Postal code: 270 69
Elevation:
Centre: about 141 m
Area: 12 km²
Dialing code: +11+30-26220 (030-26220)

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Efyra lies just south of the Pineakos Ladon river, known in ancient times as the Selientas. The village shares its name with an ancient city located a couple of kilometers to the east, where King Augeas had his capital (as mentioned in Homer's Iliad , O rapsody, verse 531), on the road from Ilis to Olympia. Some ruins can be viewed between the river and a nearby hill.
Historical population
Year Population
1981 381
1991 441
2001 460 (village), 481 (community)
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Today's Efyra has a primary and secondary school, a culture centre, a church (dedicated to St. George) and a beautiful square (plateia).

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