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Tritaia
Tritaia
(Greek: Τριταία) is a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Erymanthos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 244.798 km2.[3] Population 3,086 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Stavrodromi. Tritaia
Tritaia
was named after the ancient Achaean city Triteia, which was located near the present village Agia Marina. Tritaia
Tritaia
is situated in mountainous southern Achaea, on the border with Elis. It nearly surrounds the municipal unit Kalentzi. Mount Erymanthos
Mount Erymanthos
is located in the eastern part of Tritaia. The Greek National Road 33
Greek National Road 33
( Patras
Patras
- Tripoli) runs through Tritaia.

Contents

1 Subdivisions 2 Population 3 History 4 Sports 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Subdivisions[edit]

Tritea municipal unit

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

Agia Varvara (Agia Varvara, Galaros) Agia Marina (Agia Marina, Kato Agia Marina) Al(e)pochori (Alpochori, Agios Dimitrios) Chiona Drosia (Drosia, Kato Drosia, Koumperi, Pteri) Erymantheia Kalfas
Kalfas
(Kalfas, Masouraiika) Manesi Patron (Manesi, Golemi, Kato Mastrantoni, Mastrantonis) Roupakia Skiadas (Skiadas, Barakes, Karpeta, Pigadia) Skouras (Skouras, Kardasi) Spartia (Spartia, Kyparissi) Stavrodromi
Stavrodromi
(Stavrodromi, Panousaiika, Rachi, Xirochori) Velimachi

Population[edit]

Year Population

1991 5,051

2001 5,462

2011 3,086

History[edit]

Ancient Triteia

According to Greek mythology, the city Triteia was founded by Melanippus, son of Ares
Ares
and Triteia, daughter of the sea-god Triton. It was one of the twelve cities of the ancient Achaeans.[4] The remains of Triteia have been discovered near the village Agia Marina.[5] The name was reused for the municipality Tritaia
Tritaia
that was created in 1835, which covered parts of the present municipal units Tritaia
Tritaia
and Olenia. It was dissolved in 1912 and recreated in 1998 under the Capodistrian Plan. In 2011 Tritaia
Tritaia
became part of the new municipality Erymanthos. Sports[edit] The football clubs AO Tritaikos and Thyella Skiada both play on the dry field in Stavrodromi. See also[edit]

List of settlements in Achaea

References[edit]

^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.  ^ Kallikratis law Greece
Greece
Ministry of Interior (in Greek) ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.  ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7.22 ^ Picture of Triteia on GTP

External links[edit]

Official website of the Municipality of Tritaia Tritaia
Tritaia
or Tritea on GTP Travel Pages

Places adjacent to Tritaia

Olenia Farres Farres

Olenia

Tritaia

Kalavryta

Pineia Lasiona Aroania

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Subdivisions of the municipality of Erymanthos

Municipal unit of Farres

Chalandritsa Chrysopigi Elliniko Fares Isoma Kalanistra Kalanos Kalousi Katarraktis Kritharakia Lakkomata Mirali Neo Kompigadi Platanovrysi Starochori Vasiliko

Municipal unit of Kalentzi

Kalentzi

Municipal unit of Leontio

Ano Mazaraki Demesticha Leontio

Municipal unit of Tritaia

Agia Varvara Agia Marina Alpochori Chiona Drosia Erymantheia Kalfas Manesi Patron Roupakia Skiadas Skouras Spartia Sta

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