|Farron - Statistics |
|Prefecture: ||Achaea |
|Province: ||Province of Patras |
38.15/38°6'19' N lat.
21.781/21°46'55' E long
|Population: (2001) |
around 50 m
around 1,000 m
|Communes: || |
|Postal code: ||250 08 |
|Area/distance code: ||11-30-26940 (030-26940)-2 |
|Municipal code: ||0722 |
|Car designation: || |
|3-letter abbreviation: ||FAR |
Chalandritsa or Halandritsa (Greek: Χαλανδρίτσα) is a village of the municipality and the seat of Fares in the central part of the prefecture of Achaia. It is on a road connecting Patras and Kalavryta. It is located about 17 km SSW of Patras, about 40 km south of the Rio-Antirio bridge/, about 70 km SW of Aigio, 55 km W of Kalavryta, about 140 km NW of Tripoli and about 10 km from GR_9/Patras By_Pass.
|Year ||Communal population ||Change ||Municipal population ||Change |
|1981 ||1,090 ||- ||- ||- |
|1991 ||974 ||-116/-10.64% ||6,483 ||- |
|2001 ||- ||- ||6,262 ||-221/-3.41% |
The village has a small school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a health centre, a church, a small post office, a train station and a square (plateia) which includes some trees and a fountain. It also has a museum of folklore and local history located in a restored water mill. It also has a ruined castle which is now a monument.
Until the pavement of the road and the one linking Patras and Kalavryta in the mid-20th century, the village didn't had paved roads or electricity. Until somewhere the 1990s, much of the houses were stone-built.
The area in the mountains had some off-road rally racings.
The Speedway of Patras is situated southwest of the area.
The area near Agios Georgios has a Mycenaean settlement.
The area during the Frankish times was a barony.
Farmlands are to its west. The central part is made up of farmlands which includes mixed farming and pastures in a plain named Farron-Chalandritsa while the eastern and the western part are made up of forests, mountains and valleys.
- Mycenaean Settlement near Agios Georgios (http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21106a/e211fa03.html), also in Greek (http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21106a/g211fa03.html)