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Skotani (Greek: Σκοτάνη, before 1928: Κόκοβα - Kokova[2]), is a small mountain village in the municipal unit of Paion, Achaea, Greece. In 2001 its population was 272 for the village and 313 for the community, which includes the village Agios Georgios. Skotani is 5 km east of Chovoli, 7 km northeast of Dafni, 7 km southwest of Kleitoria and 20 km south of Kalavryta. Its elevation is about 700 m above sea level.


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Population
Year Village population Community population
1981 257 -
1991 152 -
2001 272 313
History

Skotane was a town of ancient Arcadian Azania and was part of the city-state of Kleitor in classical antiquity. It was located near the river Ladon and the Soron forest. Settlements near Skotane were Lykountes (near present Filia) and Argeathoi.[3]
See also

List of settlements in Achaea

References

^ Detailed census results 2001 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (English)
^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
^ Pausanias Description of Greece 8.23

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