Liodora


Liodora

Liodora (Greek: Λιωδόρα), also with the second o accented is a small village in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese area of Greece. Liodora is part of the municipality of Iraia or Irea. Its 2001 population was 117 for the village. Liodora is located west of Tripoli, northwest of Karytaina and Atsicholos, northeast of Andritsaina, southeast of Olympia and east-southeast of Pyrgos

Liodora has a school, a church and a big square ("plateia"). There are 3 cafeteries (kafeneia) and a cultural centre. Outside the village there is an ancient cheese factory and water spring named "Koura" (Greek: Κούρα) Its nearest school and lyceum (middle school) and gymnasium (secondary school) are in Paloumpa.

The entire population prior to the late-20th century were entirely rural farmers. Today, farmers are the minority of the population.

Nearest places

*Irea

Geography

Liodora is situated in a hilly plateau and features several hills. The view to the south are blocked by a mountain slope. Kryonero has several valleys around the area and contains forests, grasslands and bushes are also around the area. as wel as farmlands.

Information

Its main production are olives, citrus, fruits, vegetables and other crops, several common crops are rarely common. The village can be seen as far as to the north and east.

Liodora has several rural roads and approximately 10 km of hydro lines and 3 km of paved roads.

Its residential houses and buildings are within the main road and it is about 200 to 300 m long wide at the centre. 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.

Population

History

The village used to have a large population before the beginning of the 20th century. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the population began to decline as residents moved to larger towns and cities and outside of Greece. One exception was that the population slightly boomed between the 1991 and the 2001 censuses.

ee also

*List of settlements in the Arcadia prefecture

External links

* [http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/arkadia/places/liodora.htm History and Information about Liodora]
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=8543 Liodora on the GTP Travel Pages]
*Map and Aerial Photos:
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**Satellite
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*Coordinates: coord|37|27|42|N|21|51|21|E|type:city(11434)_region:GR


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