Arfara

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Arfara

Αρφαρά
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Arfara
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°09′N22°02′E / 37.150°N 22.033°E / 37.150; 22.033 Coordinates: 37°09′N22°02′E / 37.150°N 22.033°E / 37.150; 22.033
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Kalamata
  Municipal unit87.615 km2 (33.828 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Municipal unit
2,648
  Municipal unit density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Community
[1]
  Population1,308 (2011)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registration ΚΜ

Arfara (Greek : Αρφαρά) is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kalamata, of which it is a municipal unit. [2] The municipal unit has an area of 87.615 km2. [3] Population 2,648 (2011). The village of Arfara lies about 15 km from Kalamata. Its name is taken from the first people who lived in Upper Arfara, the Arfaras, some of whom still live in Simi and Rodos. It was the seat of the former Arfara municipality. Arfara has 4 small areas called Servia, Lafazaneika, Skomara and Karagiorgaika.

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Subdivisions

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

Agios Floros Place in Greece

Agios Floros is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Arfara, Messenia, southern Greece. The community consists of the villages Agios Floros and Christofilaiika. It is located on the National Road 7 Kalamata - Corinth, about 20 km north of Kalamata. The population of the community was 226 in 2011, of which 195 in Agios Floros proper and 31 in Christofilaiika.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.