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Paralia  (Παραλία)
Coordinates 38°11′N 21°42′E / 38.183, 21.7Coordinates: 38°11′N 21°42′E / 38.183, 21.7
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 5 m (16 ft)
Country: Greece
Periphery: West Greece
Prefecture: Achaea
Population statistics (as of 2001)
 - Population: 9,074
 - Area: 11.98 km² (5 sq.mi.)
 - Density: 757 /km² (1,962 /sq.mi.)
Postal codes: 263 xx, 264 xx, 265 00
Area codes: 2610
License plate codes: ΑΧ

Paralia (Greek: Παραλία meaning beach hence its coastline) is a municipality and a community 6 km south of and a suburb of Patras. The municipal population is between 6,000 to 7,000. There are some factories and manufacturing plants but most of them lie to the north. The neighboring communities are Lefka and Ovrya to the north, Thea and Mintilogli in the east and Roitika in the south. The town hall is located in the west side on the former Greece Interstate 9. It is Patras' and the southern part's nearest beaches. Beach restaurants and night clubs flourish by the beaches on the entire length. The shoreline is entirely next to a former GR-9. The commune has schools. A new beltway now runs through Paralia founded east of the centre. The railway is no further than 200 m away from the shore. There are about 1,000 to 1,200 buildings throughout the community and around 2,500 in the municipality. In size, it is the smallest municipality in the prefecture of Achaia. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 685 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (800 × 700 pixel, file size: 27 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Adapted from Image:Greece outline map. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Achaea (Greek: , Achaïa; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient province and a present prefecture of Greece, on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, stretching from the mountain ranges of Erymanthus and Cyllene on the south to a narrow strip of fertile land on the... This is an alphabetical list of municipalities and communities in Greece. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is a list of dialing codes in Greece. ... Greek car number plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Coordinates 38°15′ N 21°44′ E Country Greece Periphery West Greece Prefecture Achaea Province Greece Population 161,114 (2001 [1]) Area 125. ... Thea can refer to: , the Greek for goddess, the feminine of theos. ... Mintilogi, pro. ... Roitika (Greek: Ροίτικα) is a community that is located in the municipality of Paralia, and south of Paralia which forms a boundary to its south. ... Greece Interstate 9 is the second-longest national highway that runs into the Peloponnese. ... This article is about the modern Greek district Achaea. ...


The urban area are within the beaches and some farmland inland. Most of the people live in two communities of Paralia and Mintilogi. Most of the rural lands are in the central part in the muicipality. Hills cover the eastern part.

Population history:

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 2,730 - - -
1991 3,122 392/14.36% 5,667 -
2001 - - 9,156 3489/61.57%

Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Mintilogi, pro. ... Roitika (Greek: Ροίτικα) is a community that is located in the municipality of Paralia, and south of Paralia which forms a boundary to its south. ...

See also

This article lists communities in Achaea, Greece: A-B Achaiko Agia Marina Agia Varvara Agia Varvara Agioi Theodoroi Agios Andreas Agios Konstantinos Agios Georgios, Rio Agios Georgios Agios Nikolaos Agios Nikolaos Agios Stefanos Agios Vasileios Agios Vlassios Agiovlastika Agrampela Agridi Agyia, Patras Aiyes Aigira, also Aegira Aigion Akoli Akrata Aktaio...

External links

  • GTP - Paralia
  • GTP - Municipality of Paralia
  • Paralia Photo Gallery
North: Patras, Messatidi
West: Gulf of Patras
Paralia East: Messatídi
South: Vrachnaiika

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