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Oiniades (Greek: Οινιάδες) is a former municipality in Aetolia-Acarnania, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Messolonghi, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] In 2001, it had a population of 10,227. The seat of the municipality was in Neochori Mesolongiou. The first mayor ever of the municipality is Gerasimos M. Nestoratos who served as a mayor the years 1998-2002 (first election) and 2002-2006 (second election). The last mayor of Oiniades was Antonios Aletras (elected 2006). The name dates back to the ancient times as an ancient city and was founded by Alcmeon (great grandfather of Apollo). It was also strategically important and it was known in ancient times as Oeniadae.

Oeniadae or Oiniadai : 1, 2, 3,

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Subdivisions

The municipal unit Oiniades is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Division of the municipality

Lesini

Lesini is a small village with a byzantine church Eisodia tis Theotokou founded in the 12th century

Pentalofon

Pentalofon or Pentalofos is a village, in the past called Boudolovitsa or Podolovitsa until in 1928 it was renamed.


Historical population
Year Municipality population
1991 10,686
2001 10,227

Other

Oiniades has schools, lyceums or middle schools, a few gymnasia or secondary schools, churches, a post office, banks, and a few squares (plateies).

Oiniades Bath 2nd century BC

Oeniadae: V. A Greek Bath, American Journal of Archaeology, Volume 8.

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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