Koumanis (Greek: Κούμανης, also Κούμανι - Koumani) is a mountain village and a community in the municipal unit of Foloi, Elis, Greece. Its population in 2001 was 719 for the village and 779 for the community, which includes the small villages Ai Giannakis and Kastania. Koumanis is located at 650 m above sea level, at the northern edge of the Foloi oak forest. The small rivers Gkoura and Koumaneiko form deep ravines near Koumanis. Its climate is cool during the summer and wet during the winter. Koumanis is 3 km east of the village Foloi, 3 km southeast of Antroni, 9 km southwest of Lampeia and 20 km northeast of Olympia. The inhabitants of Koumanis and the neighbouring village Antroni were known for their bravery during the Greek War of Independence.
Year Village population Municipal district population
1981 749 -
1991 707 -
2001 719 779
List of settlements in Elis
The Koumani Homepage (Greek)
Koumanis GTP Travel Pages
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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