Kandila
Κανδήλα
Kandila P1010260.jpg
Kandila is located in Greece
Kandila
Kandila
Coordinates: 37°46′N 22°23′E / 37.767°N 22.383°E / 37.767; 22.383Coordinates: 37°46′N 22°23′E / 37.767°N 22.383°E / 37.767; 22.383
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArcadia
MunicipalityTripoli
Municipal unitLevidi
Community
 • Population714 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationTP

Kandila (Greek: Κανδήλα) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Levidi, Arcadia, Greece. It is situated on the southern slope of the Oligyrtos mountain, at about 800 m elevation. In 2011, it had a population of 690 for the village and 714 for the community, which includes the village Diakopi. Kandila is near the tripoint of Arcadia, Corinthia and Argolis. It is 5 km southwest of Skoteini (Argolis), 12 km northeast of Levidi and 29 km north of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 66 (Levidi – Nemea) passes through the village.

The village is not visible from far away, with the exception of the Monastery of Virgin Mary, which is built inside a large rock, on the side of the mountain and can be seen as you enter the plateau.

Population

Geological basin of Vlacherna (Arcadia)-Chotoussa-Kandila. Arcadia, Peloponnese
Geological basin of Vlacherna (Arcadia)-Chotoussa-Kandila. Arcadia, Peloponnese
Year Population village Population community
1981 1,162
1991 933
2001 846 898
2011 690 714

History

In a document from 1467, it was stated that the Fields of Kandila, (the Kandyliotikos Kampos) were farmed and had ample supply of water.

In 1777, following the Orlov events, many inhabitants of Kandila bearing the name "Sakkakos" (Greek: Σακκάκος) migrated to Koldere, near Magnesia (ad Sipylum).[2]

In 1997, Kandila and all the surrounding communities were combined under the Kapodistrias law into one jurisdiction, to form the Municipality of Levidi.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ H καταγωγή των Κολτεριωτών της Σμύρνης – Του Μωυσιάδη Παναγιώτη e-ptolemeos.gr (in Greek)