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Antirrio
Antirrio
(Greek: Αντίρριο, pronounced [aˈndirio], Latin: Antirrhium) is a town and a former municipality in Aetolia-Acarnania, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nafpaktia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 50.794 km2.[3] It is situated on the north side of the narrow (2.4 km) Strait of Rio, which separates the Gulf of Patras
Gulf of Patras
in the west from the Gulf of Corinth in the east. Since August 2004 the Rio– Antirrio
Antirrio
bridge connects northwestern Greece
Greece
with the Peloponnese. The name Antirrio means "opposite Rio".

Contents

1 Subdivisions 2 Geography 3 Historical population 4 References 5 External links 6 See also

Subdivisions[edit] The municipal unit Antirrio
Antirrio
is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Antirrio
Antirrio
(Antirrio, Karaoulia, Myrtia, Spartorachi) Makyneia (Makyneia, Agios Polykarpos, Agrapidokampos, Riza) Molykreio (Molykreio, Ano Platanitis, Fragkaiika)

Geography[edit]

Port of Antirrio
Antirrio
(1981)

Antirrio
Antirrio
Fortress

Antirrio
Antirrio
is situated at the western entrance of the Gulf of Corinth. It is 3 km northwest of Rio, 10 km north of Patras
Patras
and 9 km southwest of Naupactus. 8 km to the northwest is the 1,039 m high mountain Klokova[4] (also known as Paliovouna), rising steeply from the Gulf of Patras
Gulf of Patras
coast. The Rio– Antirrio
Antirrio
bridge, carrying Motorway 5, connects it with the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
peninsula. Greek National Road 5 connects it with Missolonghi
Missolonghi
and northwestern Greece, Greek National Road 48 with Naupactus
Naupactus
and Livadeia. The Port of Antirrio
Antirrio
was an important ferry port for traffic from the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
to northwestern Greece, but its significance was decreased when the new Rio-Antirrio bridge
Rio-Antirrio bridge
was opened. Adjacent to the port is a lighthouse and the fortress of Antirrio. Historical population[edit]

Year Community Municipality

1981 916 -

1991 676 2,531

2001 1,100 -

2011 1,076 2,598

References[edit]

^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.  ^ "Kallikratis law" (PDF) (in Greek). Greece
Greece
Ministry of Interior. Retrieved December 2, 2016.  ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.  ^ "oreivatein.com". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 

External links[edit]

http://www.qsl.net/sv2ael/sv2ael.files/faroi/details/antirio.htm - Lighthouse GTP - Antirrio GTP - Municipal unit of Antirrio

See also[edit]

List of settlements in Aetolia-Acarnania

Places adjacent to Antirrio

Naupactus

Chalkeia

Antirrio

Gulf of Corinth

Gulf of Patras

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Subdivisions of the municipality of Nafpaktia

Municipal unit of Antirrio

Antirrio Makyneia Molykreio

Municipal unit of Apodotia

Ano Chora Ampelakiotissa Anavryti Aspria Elatovrysi Elatou Grammeni Oxya Grigori Kalloni Katafygio Kato Chora Kentriki Kokkinochori Kryoneria Kydonea Lefka Limnitsa Mandrini Podos Terpsithea

Municipal unit of Chalkeia

Ano Vasiliki Gavrolimni Galatas Kalavrouza Perithori Trikorfo Vasiliki

Municipal unit of Nafpaktos

Afroxylia Dafni Lygias Mamoulada Nafpaktos Neokastro Palaiochoraki Pitsinaiika Riganio Skala Velvina Vlachomandra Vomvokou Xiropigado

Municipal unit of Platanos

Achladokastro Agios Dimitrios Arachova Chomori Dendrochori Kastanea Klepa Livadaki Neochori Perdikovrysi Perista Platanos

Municipal unit of Pyllini

Anthofyto Dorvitsa Eleftheriani Famila Gavros Milea Palaiopyrgos Pokista Simos Str

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