Gravia


Gravia

Infobox Greek Dimos
name = Gravia
name_local = Δήμος Γραβιάς


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lat_deg = 38
lat_min = 40
lon_deg = 22
lon_min = 25
elevation_min = 400
elevation_max = 1700
periph =
prefec = Fokida
municipality =
districts =
mayor =
party =
since =
population_as_of = 2001
population = 2975
area =
population_metro =
area_metro =
population_village =
area_village =
pop_municipality = 897
area_municipality =
postal_code = 330 57
area_code = 26940
licence = AM
website = [http://www.gravia.gr www.gravia.gr]

Gravia ( _el. Γραβιά) is a municipality in the northeastern part of the Phocis, Greece. Its 2001 population was 897 for the village and 2,975 for the municipality. It is one of several municipalities in the prefecture that do not have settlements. The municipality is bounded with the Fthiotida Prefecture to the north and northeast. Gravia is linked with the road linking with the GR-27 (Itea - Amfissa - Lamia. Gravia is located south of Lamia, northwest of Livadia and north of Amfissa and Itea.

Municipal districts

*Apostolia
*Gravia
*Kaloskopi
*Kastellia
*Mariolata
*Oinochori
*Sklithro
*Vargiani

Geography

Gravia is situated on a mountain slope. Farmlands are in the valley areas and much of the area are mountainous. The forests are in low lying areas as well as the mid-elevation, grasslands and barren land are in the higher parts. The Parnassus mountains are to the southeast and the Oeta mountains to the north. Its main industry area agriculture with some services. Not too many work outside the municipality.

Information

Schimatari has 2 km of local roads and approximately 20 to 25 km of hydro lines. Much of the houses were stone built until the 1960s. Electricity arrived in the same year. Vehicles arrived in the 1970s, the pavement of the main road and television arrived in the 1980s and computer and internet are rarely known in the beginning of the 21st century and up to date technology are not seen.

History

Gravia is famous for the battle of the Gravia Inn, that took place during the Greek Revolution of 1821. Odysseas Androutsos along with a group of Greek soldiers successfully repelled an attack from the Turkish army led by Omer Vryonis in May 1821.

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt. Its population also declined but it recovered between the 1991 and the 2001 census.

Population

porting clubs

*Androutsos Gravia

ee also

*List of settlements in the Boeotia prefecture

External links

* [http://www.gravia.gr Official website of the municipality of Gravia]
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=5436 Gravia on the GTP Travel Pages]

North: Fthiotida Prefecture
West: Kallies GraviaEast: Parnassos
South: Amfissa

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