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Manolada (Greek: Μανολάδα) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Vouprasia, Elis, Greece.


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It is situated in a vast, rural plain near the Ionian sea, 2 km northwest of Varda, 3 km west of Nea Manolada and 40 km southwest of Patras. Manolada had a 2001 population of 1,522 for the village and 1,835 for the community, which includes the small villages Brinia, Karvounaiika, Loutra Yrminis, Mega Pefko and Samaraiika.

History

The area was the site of the Battle of Manolada in 1316, a battle between the Franks and the Catalans over the hegemony over the Principality of Achaea.


Population
Year Village population Community population
1981 1,160 -
1991 1,234 -
2001 1,522 1,835
External links

Nea Manolada on the GTP Travel Pages

See also

List of settlements in Elis

References

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