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Administrative Region : Peloponnese
Regional unit : Messinia

Oichalia (Greek: Οιχαλία) is a village and a municipality in Messenia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Meligalas.[1] Oichalia is known for its rich expanse of olive trees and fig orchards. At its height the village boasted several cafes, a bustling farmer's market, and a popular open air cinema run by the Limberopoulos family. Other families, such as the Hantzopoulos and Karbaliotis clans, the former a cobbler and the latter a butcher, helped make Oichalia the destination of choice for Messinians in need of quality meats and shoes.


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Municipality

The municipality Oichalia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[1]

Andania
Dorio
Eira
Meligalas
Oichalia


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^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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