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Periphery: Thessaly
Prefecture : Trikala

Prefecture Trikala, Oichalia Municipality

Oichalia Greek: Οιχαλία) is a town and a former municipality in the Trikala peripheral unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Farkadona, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Its 2001 population was 5,783, its town population was 2,936. Oichalia is located southwest of Elassona, west of Larissa, northwest of the city of Karditsa and east of the city of Trikala and is situated in the Thessalian Plain. Itwas formerly known as Neochori. Oichalia is connected with the GR-6 (Larissa - Trikala - Ioannina - Igoumenitsa).


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Subdivisions

The municipal unit Oichalia is subdivided into the following communities:

  • Oichalia / Δ.δ. Οιχαλίας (Νεοχωρίου) -- η Οιχαλία (τ. το Νεοχώρι) [ 2936 ]
  • Georganades / Δ.δ. Γεωργανάδων -- οι Γεωργανάδες [ 395 ]
  • Klokotos / Δ.δ. Κλοκοτού -- ο Κλοκοτός [ 672 ]
  • Krini / Δ.δ. Κρήνης -- η Κρήνη [ 895 ]
  • Petroton / Δ.δ. Πετρωτού -- το Πετρωτόν [ 885 ]

  • Population
    Year Settlement population Municipality population
    1981 3,221 -
    1991 3,271 6,567
    2001 2,936 5,783

    After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the population steadily declined as residents moved to larger towns and cities and the richest countries in the world.

    History

    Electricity and automobiles arrived in the 1960s, it was linked with pavement in the late-20th century, television arrived in the 1980s. Internet and computers arrived in the late-1990s.

    See also

    List of settlements in the Trikala prefecture

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