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Pineia (Greek: Πηνεία) is a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ilida, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Its seat of administration is in the village Simopoulo (Greek: Σιμόπουλο). Simopoulo is located about 5 km west of GR-33 and south of the Pineios River valley. Distance from Patras is about 45 km S, about 48 km W of Lampeia and W of Tripoli, about 25 km NE of Pyrgos and approximately 20 km ENE of Amaliada.


Subdivisions

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

Agnanta (Agnanta, Ampelakia)
Agrapidochori (Agrapidochori, Valmi, Kotrona)
Anthonas (Anthonas, Kalo Paidi)
Avgi (Avgi, Oraia)
Efyra (Efyra, Pirio)
Kampos
Laganas
Latas
Loukas (Loukas, Prinari)
Mazaraki (Mazaraki, Apidoula, Prodromos)
Oinoi
Rodia (Rodia, Akropotamia)
Simopoulo (Simopoulo, Agios Nikolaos)
Skliva
Velanidi (Velanidi, Roupakia, Souli)
Vouliagmeni (Vouliagmeni, Gavrakia)


Historical population
Year Simopoulo Pineia
1981 495 -
1991 480 5,221
2001 492 5,660

The community has a small school, a church, and a square(plateia).

Farmlands are located to its north and west while forests and pine trees dominate the west, the south and east with a few groves in the northwest and east. Hills dominate the northwest and mountains dominate the west, northwest and south. It is located south of mount Skollis.

Pine forests dominate the northeastern and the eastern part of the municipality.

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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