- Lygia, Ilia
Lygia or Ligia (Greek: Λυγιά), (accented forms: Lygiá, Ligiá) is a village in the municipality of
Vartholomio, Ilia Prefecture, Greece. Its 2001 population was 276 for the village and 698 for the municipal district.
Location and transportation
Lygia is located 6 km southwest of
Vartholomio, 10 km west of Gastouni, about 78 km southwest of Patras, 38 km northwest of Pyrgos and approx. 10 km Southeast of Thermal Springs of Kyllini. It is connected with the road connecting Kyllini Baths and Gastouni
The village has about 6 km of paved road and about 7 to 8 km of gravel road, several runs into the swamp. It has about 5 to 7 km of hydro lines, phone lines are around 5 km.
Its geography compromises of groves, farmlands that covers the western portions including some hills, forests are to the west near the municipal district boundary and the remains of a swamp area that once covered the flat part of northern Elis. They are made up of grasses, marshes and bushes lie to the east.
Lygia was ruled by the Ottoman Turks, it became a part of
Greeceafter the Greek War of Independence. It adopted its current name in the early 20th century. After World War IIand the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt. Lygia became connected with asphalt in the 1960s. More pavement was accessed 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. During the creation and recreation of the municipalities under the Capodistrian Planin 1997, it became a part of the municipality of Vartholomio and its commune or community was transformed into a municipal district. Between 1981 and 1991, its population lost by half, it nearly did not lost people in 2001. Earthquakes rumbled Lygia including one in the mid to late 20th century and several later ones in the early 20th century, those earthquakes did not caused any harm to the village and its inhabitants.
Its main economy is agriculture, its main production includes olives, cattle, fruits, vegetables and other crops.
Lygia 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 Makrissi?.
List of places in the Ilia prefecture
Administrative divisions of the Ilia prefecture
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=4521 Lygia at the GTP Travel Pages]
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