Langadia, Arcadia

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37°40'59"N
022°01'59"E
Country
 Greece
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Lagadia (Greek: Λαγκάδια) is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortynia, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 79.475 km2. The seat of the municipality was the village Lagadia. It is considered a traditional settlement and is situated on a mountain slope, at about 1000 m elevation. It is 5 km east of Lefkochori, 10 km north of Dimitsana and 36 km northwest of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 74 (Pyrgos - Olympia - Tripoli) passes through the village. The village has a school, a church, a post office, and a square. Kanellos Deligiannis, one of the many heroes of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks in 1821, was born here.

Subdivisions

The municipal unit Langadia is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets): Lagadia (Lagadia, Agios Athanasios, Agios Nikolaos, Kaloneri, Pteria, Xerovouni) Lefkochori (Lefkochori, Fouskari, Touthoa)

Population history

1949: 3,333 1981: 1,188 (village) 1991: 671 (village), 1,993 (municipality) 2001: 704 (village), 1,363 (municipality) 2011: 355 (village), 504 (community), 636 (municipal unit)

Geography

Climate

Lagadia is located in central Peloponnese and has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and milder winters.

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