Vytina
Βυτίνα
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Vytina is located in Greece
Vytina
Vytina
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°40′N 22°11′E / 37.667°N 22.183°E / 37.667; 22.183Coordinates: 37°40′N 22°11′E / 37.667°N 22.183°E / 37.667; 22.183
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArcadia
MunicipalityGortynia
 • Municipal unit139.3 km2 (53.8 sq mi)
Elevation
1,036 m (3,399 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
1,116
 • Municipal unit density8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
220 10
Area code(s)27950
Websitewww.dimosvitinas.gr
View of the central street in Vytina.
View of the central street in Vytina.

Vytina (Greek: Βυτίνα, Vytína) is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. It is considered a traditional settlement. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortynia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 139.309 km2.[3] The seat of the municipality was the village Vytina. The village is located at the foot of the mountain range Mainalo. The area produces marble, a variation called the Black of Vytina. Vytina is 10 km east of Levidi, 15 km northeast of Dimitsana and 24 km northwest of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 74 (Tripoli - Pyrgos) passes through Vytina. The ancient Arcadian city Methydrion was located near Vytina.

Subdivisions

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

Population history

Year Village Community Municipal unit
1981 - 876 -
1991 824 - 1,993
2001 885 999 2,012
2011 652 666 1,116

Climate

Due to its altitude and inland location, Vytina has a temperate climate with cold and snowy winters and warm summers with pleasant nights. Precipitation is abundant year round.

Climate data for Vytina (1.013m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
9.7
(49.5)
13.4
(56.1)
15.5
(59.9)
20.8
(69.4)
25.7
(78.3)
28.5
(83.3)
29.6
(85.3)
26.4
(79.5)
21.3
(70.3)
14.7
(58.5)
10.6
(51.1)
18.6
(65.5)
Average low °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−1.1
(30.0)
0.6
(33.1)
3.1
(37.6)
5.5
(41.9)
9.6
(49.3)
12.2
(54.0)
12.7
(54.9)
10.1
(50.2)
6.3
(43.3)
2.9
(37.2)
2.1
(35.8)
5.1
(41.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 172.1
(6.78)
58.2
(2.29)
74.6
(2.94)
94.1
(3.70)
51.8
(2.04)
71.5
(2.81)
78.6
(3.09)
41.3
(1.63)
43.7
(1.72)
77.4
(3.05)
110.3
(4.34)
192.6
(7.58)
1,066.2
(41.97)
Source: http://penteli.meteo.gr/stations/vytina/ (2019 – 2020 averages)

People

The father of the historian Constantine Paparrigopoulos, Dimitrios Paparrigopoulos was born in Vytina. Other important Vytiniots include the explorer Panayotis Potagos, the jurist Vasileios Oikonomidis, the provost marshal Ioannis Dimakopoulos, the iconographer Othon Giavopoulos and Kollias Vytiniotis.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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