Levidi
Λεβίδι
Δημαρχείο Λεβιδίου.jpg
Levidi is located in Greece
Levidi
Levidi
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°41′N 22°17′E / 37.683°N 22.283°E / 37.683; 22.283Coordinates: 37°41′N 22°17′E / 37.683°N 22.283°E / 37.683; 22.283
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArcadia
MunicipalityTripoli
 • Municipal unit312.6 km2 (120.7 sq mi)
Elevation
860 m (2,820 ft)
Population
 • Municipal unit
3,094
 • Municipal unit density9.9/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
220 02
Area code(s)27960
Vehicle registrationTP

Levidi (Greek: Λεβίδι) is a small town and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Tripoli, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] The municipal unit has an area of 312.641 km2.[2] The town is situated on the northeastern slope of the Mainalo mountains, at about 850 m elevation. Levidi is 9 km northwest of Kapsas, 10 km east of Vytina, 12 km southwest of Kandila and 20 km northwest of Tripoli. It is at the junction of the Greek National Road 74 (Tripoli–Pyrgos) and the Greek National Road 66 (Levidi - Nemea).

Levidi was the site of several battles during the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire, and in ancient times was thought to have been the site of a sanctuary to Artemis Hymnia.

The great Greek-Australian rugby league footballer George Peponis has ancestral ties to this town.

Subdivisions

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

Historical population

Year Community Municipal unit
1981 1,442 -
1991 1,142 4,334
2003 1,219 4,131
2011 1,025 3,094

Environment

The plateau at the foot of Mainalo, below the town
The plateau at the foot of Mainalo, below the town
The plateau at the foot of Mainalo, below the town, next to “Σινα Καταβόθρα“ (Sina Ponor), looking towards the Αρτεμισiο Mountains on an early morning
The plateau at the foot of Mainalo, below the town, next to “Σινα Καταβόθρα“ (Sina Ponor), looking towards the Αρτεμισiο Mountains on an early morning

From the town’s center The square overlooks Mainalo, Ascension Hill, Mount Artemisio and Helmos. and the huge plain (Οropedio) below. At the other end of the plain below there are abruptly rising mountain ranges. The plain is a closed geological basin of karstic origin. The Mainalo’s slopes are forested. But the landscape of the plain below is grassy and rural. Hills and mountains frame the plain on all sides, they are covered by rock debris (in geology) and shrubs.

See also

References

  1. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  2. ^ Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation), see External links