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Vouprasia (Greek: Βουπρασία) is a former municipality in Elis, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andravida-Kyllini, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Its seat of administration was Varda, a small town with a population of about 3,000. The municipal unit has about 11,000 inhabitants. The area of the municipal unit is 170.9 km².


Geography

Vouprasia is located in northern Elis, on the Ionian coast between Patras and Pyrgos. It is situated on the GR-9/E55 and on the Patras-Kalamata railway line. Vouprasia has one railway station, in Varda.

The area is mostly flat, and the main land use is agriculture. The lagoon Kotychi, connected with the Ionian Sea, is located in the western part of Vouprasia. There is a health center in Varda.

Vouprasia borders on (clockwise from the west) the Ionian Sea, the municipalities Larissos and Olenia (both Achaea) and the municipalities Pineia and Lechaina (both Ilia).

Subdivisions

The municipal unit Vouprasia is subdivided into the following communities:
Community Settlements within community Population (2001)
Varda Varda, Kougaiika, Komi, Sympanio, Psari 4,410
Aetorrachi Aetorrachi, Dafni 288
Kapeleto Kapeleto, Thanasoulaiika 568
Kourtesi Kourtesi, Ano Kourtesi, Kotteika 838
Manolada Manolada, Karvounaiika, Loutra Yrminis, Brinia, Samaraiika 1,835
Nea Manolada Nea Manolada 1,973
Neapoli Neapoli 414
Nisi Nisi, Agia Marina, Agios Athanasios, Karavoulaiika, Kremmydi 661
Xenies Xenies, Kalyvakia, Palaiochora 217

Population history
Year Population Varda Population Vouprasia
1981 3,039 -
1991 2,625 9,664
2001 3,100 11,204

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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