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Vrachnaiika (Greek: Βραχνέικα or Βραχναίικα, pronunciation: vrakh-NAY-ee-kah) is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Patras, of which it is a municipal unit.[1]


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It is suburb of a Patras, about 12 km south of the city centre. The population of the town is around 2,000 and 3,000 and of the municipality between 4,500 and 5,000. Most of the houses were done between the 1960s and the 1980s. The community has a beach about 600 m west, a rail station, a school and a church. Rural lands cover the north and east and the size is small with mostly olive groves and pastures. The municipal unit has a public stadium in the northeast. The bypass of GR-9/E55 is east of the centre along with hills that elevates around 10 to 40 m above sea level with a few valleys. The hills also cover the south. There are about 1,000 buildings in the community.

Population history
Year Municipal district Municipality
1981 2,167 -
1991 2,259 4,274
2001 - 5,049

Subdivisions

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

Kaminia
Monodendri
Theriano
Tsoukaleika
Vrachnaiika (Vrachnaiika, Dresthena, Moiraiika)

North: Paralia
West: Gulf of Patras
Vrachnaiika East: Messatídi, Fares
South: Oleni, Dymi (SW)

See also

Communities of Achaia


References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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