Molaoi

Molaoi (Greek: Μολάοι) is a town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Monemvasia, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 193.167 km2.[3] The population in 2011 was 4,980, of which 2,534 lived in the town itself.

Molaoi

Μολάοι
Molaoi is located in Greece
Molaoi
Molaoi
Location within the regional unit
DE Molaon
Coordinates: 36°48′N 22°51′E / 36.800°N 22.850°ECoordinates: 36°48′N 22°51′E / 36.800°N 22.850°E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitLaconia
MunicipalityMonemvasia
 • Municipal unit193.2 km2 (74.6 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Rural
2,534
 • Municipal unit
4,980
 • Municipal unit density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
230 52
Area code(s)27320
Vehicle registrationΑΚ
Websitehttp://www.molaoi.gov.gr/

History

The name of the village derived from the Latin word Mola (mill). Mola was mentioned for first time in the Treaty of Sapienza (1209). The current name Molaoi was mentioned during 15th century. During late medieval and early Ottoman era, Molaoi remained a small village, overshadowed by nearby Monemvasia. Molaoi was destroyed during the Orlov Revolt. Many inhabitants of Kandila bearing the name "Antonakos" (Greek: Αντωνάκος) migrated to Koldere, near Magnesia (ad Sipylum), where they arrived in 1777.[4] The village was destroyed again by Ibrahim in 1825, during the Greek War of Independence. After Greek independence was achieved, Molaoi increased its population, receiving residents from Monemvasia, Crete, the Mani peninsula and nearby villages. It then evolved into a local administrative centre.[5]

Historical population

Census Settlement Municipal unit
1991 3,010
2001 3,021 5,597
2011 2,534 4,980

References

  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.
  4. ^ H καταγωγή των Κολτεριωτών της Σμύρνης – Του Μωυσιάδη Παναγιώτη e-ptolemeos.gr (in Greek)
  5. ^ Μολάοι (in Greek). monemvasia.gov.gr. Retrieved 30 July 2014.

External links

1 May 1944 Kaisariani executions

On 1 May 1944, 200 Greek communists (Greek: Οι 200 της Καισαριανής, "The 200 of Kaisariani") were executed at the firing range of the Athens suburb of Kaisariani by the Nazi occupation authorities as reprisal for the killing of a German general by Greek Resistance forces.

Epidavros Limira

Epidavros Limira was one of the provinces of the Laconia Prefecture, Greece. It was named after the ancient city Epidaurus Limera. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipalities Elafonisos and Monemvasia, and the municipal units Elos and Niata. It was abolished in 2006.

Erani Filiatra

The Athletic and Football Council of Erani (Greek: Εράνη) is a sporting club in Filiatra, Greece. It includes football (soccer), basketball and chess.

Eurotas (river)

The Eurotas (Greek: Εὐρώτας) or Evrotas (Modern Greek: Ευρώτας) is the main river of Laconia and one of the major rivers of the Peloponnese, in Greece. The river's springs are located just northwest of the border between Laconia and Arcadia, at Skortsinos. The river is also fed by underwater springs at Pellana and by tributaries coursing down from Mt. Taygetos and Mt. Parnon, which flank the Eurotas valley to the west and east, respectively. The river is 82 kilometres (51 mi) long, flowing in a north-south direction and emptying into the Laconian Gulf.

Execution of Major General Franz Krech

The Execution of Major General Franz Krech took place on 27 April 1944 by a platoon of the Greek People's Liberation Army (ELAS), during the German occupation of Greece in World War II. It led to harsh reprisals by the occupying forces and contributed to the declaration of the Peloponnese as a combat zone.

Greek National Road 86

Greek National Road 86 is a national highway of Greece. It connects the Greek National Road 39 near Krokees with Monemvasia, via Skala and Molaoi.

Haidari concentration camp

The Haidari concentration camp (Greek: στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης Χαϊδαρίου, translit. stratópedo syngéntrosis Chaidaríou; German: KZ Chaidari) was a concentration camp operated by the German Schutzstaffel at the Athens suburb of Haidari during the Axis occupation of Greece in World War II. Operating from September 1943 until it was shut down in September 1944, it was the largest and most notorious concentration camp in wartime Greece, becoming known as the "Bastille of Greece".It was a transit camp established on the grounds of a Greek Army barracks, and it is estimated that in the one year of its operation, some 21,000 people passed through it, including Jews, Italian POWs and Greek political prisoners. The majority of these was transported north, to Auschwitz in the case of the Jews, or to forced labour in Germany, while others were detained for questioning by the Gestapo. It is estimated that ca. 2,000 inmates were executed there during the camp's operation.

Kaisariani

Kaisariani (Greek: Καισαριανή) is a suburb and a municipality in the eastern part of the Athens agglomeration in Greece.

Laconia

Laconia (Greek: Λακωνία, Lakonía, Greek pronunciation: [lakoˈni.a]) is a region of Greece in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. Its administrative capital is Sparta. The word laconic is derived from the name of the region by analogy—to speak in a concise way, as the Spartans were reputed by the Athenians to do.

Leucae (Laconia)

Leucae or Leukai (Ancient Greek: Λεῦκαι) was a town of ancient Laconia situated at the northern extremity of the plain Leuce which extended inland between Acriae and Asopus on the eastern side of the Laconian Gulf.Its site is located near the modern Molaoi.

List of municipalities of Greece (2011)

According to the Kallikratis Programme, since 1 January 2011 Greece is divided into 325 municipalities, grouped into the 13 regions of Greece.

List of settlements in Laconia

This is a list of settlements in Laconia, Greece.

Afisi

Agia Eirini

Agioi Anargyroi

Agioi Apostoloi

Agios Dimitrios, Evrotas

Agios Dimitrios, Monemvasia

Agios Georgios

Agios Ioannis, Evrotas

Agios Ioannis, Monemvasia

Agios Ioannis, Sparti

Agios Konstantinos

Agios Nikolaos, East Mani

Agios Nikolaos, Monemvasia

Agios Nikolaos, Voies

Agios Vasileios

Agoriani

Agrianoi

Aigies

Alepochori

Alevrou

Alika

Amykles

Anavryti

Angelona

Ano Boularioi

Ano Kastania

Anogeia

Apidea

Archangelos, Laconia

Archontiko

Areopoli

Arna

Asopos

Asteri

Charakas

Charria (Harria)

Chosiari

Chrysafa

Dafni

Dafnio

Daimonia

Drosopigi

Dryalos

Drymos

Elafonisos

Elaia

Elika

Elliniko

Elos

Exo Nymfi

Faraklo

Foiniki

Georgitsi

Geraki

Germa

Gerolimenas

Gkoritsa

Glykovrysi

Goranoi

Gouves

Grammousa

Gytheio

Ierakas

Kallithea

Kalloni

Kalogonia

Kalyvia Sochas

Kalyvia

Kampos

Karea

Karitsa

Karvelas

Karyes

Karyoupoli

Kastania

Kastania, Monemvasia

Kastoreio

Kefalas

Kelefa

Kladas

Koita

Kokkala

Kokkina Louria

Konakia

Koniditsa

Kotronas

Kounos

Koupia

Kremasti

Krini

Krokees

Kryoneri

Kyparissi

Lachi

Lagi

Lagia

Lampokampos

Lefkochoma

Leimonas

Lira

Longanikos

Longastra

Lygereas

Magoula

Marathea

Melissa

Melitini

Mesochori

Metamorfosi

Mina

Molaoi

Monemvasia

Myrsini

Myrtia

Mystras

Neapoli

Neo Oitylo

Neochori

Niata

Nomia

Oitylo

Pakia

Palaiopanagia

Palaiovrysi

Pantanassa, Laconia

Papadianika

Paroreio

Pellana

Peristeri

Perivolia

Petrina

Pistamata

Platana

Platanos

Polovitsa

Potamia

Prosili

Psōïnianika

Pyrgos Dirou

Pyrrichos

Reichea

Selegoudi

Sellasia

Sidirokastro

Skala

Skamnaki

Skoura

Skoutari

Soustianoi

Sparti

Spartia

Stefania

Sykia

Talanta

Theologos

Trapezanti

Trypi

Tsikkalia

Vachos

Vamvakou

Varvitsa

Vasaras

Vasilaki

Vasiliki

Vatheia

Velanidia

Velies

Vlachiotis

Vordonia

Voutianoi

Vresthena

Vrontamas

Xirokampi

May 1

May 1 is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year.

Metamorfosi, Laconia

Metamorfosi (Greek: Μεταμόρφωση) is a village in Laconia, five kilometers from the center of Molaoi and about seventy-eight kilometers southeast of Sparta. The village is built at the foot of the mountain of Koulochera on the outskirts of the Parnonas range. Its altitude is 120 meters. According to the 2011 census, Metamorfosi has 559 residents.

Monemvasia

Monemvasia (Greek: Μονεμβασία) is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 metres above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period. The seat of the municipality is the town Molaoi.The town's name derives from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance". Its Italian form, Malvasia, gave its name to Malmsey wine. Monemvasia's nickname is the Gibraltar of the East or The Rock.

Napoleon Soukatzidis

Napoleon Soukatzidis (Greek: Ναπολέων Σουκατζίδης; 1909 – May 1, 1944) was a Greek communist, trade unionist and one of the 200 prisoners executed at the firing range of the Athens suburb of Kaisariani by the Nazi occupation forces on May 1, 1944.

Provinces of Greece

The provinces of Greece (Greek: επαρχία, "eparchy") were sub-divisions of some the country's prefectures. From 1887, the provinces were abolished as actual administrative units, but were retained for some state services, especially finance services and education, as well as for electoral purposes. Before the Second World War, there were 139 provinces, and after the war, with the addition of the Dodecanese Islands, their number grew to 147. According to the Article 7 of the Code of Prefectural Self-Government (Presidential Decree 30/1996), the provinces constituted a "particular administrative district" within the wider "administrative district" of the prefectures. The provinces were finally abolished after the 2006 local elections, in line with Law 2539/1997, as part of the wide-ranging administrative reform known as the "Kapodistrias Project", and replaced by enlarged municipalities (demoi).

Sykia, Laconia

Sykia (Greek: Συκιά, also Συκέα - Sykea) is a village in Laconia, Greece, 9 km from the center of Molaoi town.

Theodor Kallifatides

Theodor Kallifatides (Greek: Θοδωρής Καλλιφατίδης, born 1938) is a Greek writer. He is a Greek immigrant to Sweden, but writes in Swedish

Subdivisions of the municipality of Monemvasia
Municipal unit of Asopos
Municipal unit of Molaoi
Municipal unit of Monemvasia
Municipal unit of Voies
Municipal unit of Zarakas

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.