Achira, Greece


Achira, Greece

Achira or Akhira, also Ahira, Achyra, Ahyra and Akhyra ( _el. Αχυρά) is a village (settlement) in the Medeon municipality, Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece. Its population as of the 2001 census was 88. [ [http://www.statistics.gr/gr_tables/S1101_SAP_1_TB_DC_01_03_Y.pdf] .El icon Data from the 2001 census, at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ), www.statistics.gr]

Population

Location

Achyra is located east of Lefkada, southeast of Preveza, west of Katouna, northwest of Agrinio and Athens and nearly of Messolongi

History

Achira was ruled by the Ottoman Turks until it became a part of Greece after the Greek War of Independence. It adopted its current name in the early 20th century in order to no longer remind of a name during the Turkish rule. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt and emigration occurred at a higher rate. Achira gained asphalted streets in the 1960s, and additional roadways were added in the late 20th century. Electricity, radio and automobiles were introduced in the mid-20th century, television in the late-20th century and computer and internet at the turn of the millennium. In the late-1990s, the ex-community (now a village) joined to become the newly formed municipality of Medeon.

Economy

Its main economy is agriculture, its main production includes olives, cattle, fruits, vegetables and other crops.

Other

Achira has a school for the entire municipal district (the former community), a church, a post office, and a square ("plateia"). Its nearest gymnasium (middle school), lyceum (secondary school) are in the municipal seat.

ee also

*List of places in the Achaia prefecture

References

*GEOnet|-813472

External links

* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=4096 Achira at the GTP Travel Pages]


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