Velo, Greece

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Velo

Βέλο
Velo is located in Greece
Velo
Velo
Location within the regional unit
DE Velou.svg
Coordinates: 37°58′N 22°47′E / 37.967°N 22.783°E / 37.967; 22.783Coordinates: 37°58′N 22°47′E / 37.967°N 22.783°E / 37.967; 22.783
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitCorinthia
MunicipalityVelo-Vocha
 • Municipal unit77.0 km2 (29.7 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
8,061
 • Municipal unit density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
200 02
Area code(s)27420
Vehicle registrationΚΡ

Velo (Greek: Βέλο) is a town and a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Velo-Vocha, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 76.952 km2.[3] It is situated on the Gulf of Corinth coast, about 15 km west from Corinth, and 5 km southeast of Kiato. Greek National Road 8, the old Corinth-Patras highway, passes through the town.

The community has an elementary school, a secondary school, a semi-professional soccer team named Ellas Velou and a square called 'Liberty square'.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Historical population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 949 -
1991 1,086 8,200
2001 3,041 8,211
2011 3,203 8,061

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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