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Livadeia
Λιβαδειά
Location
Livadeia is located in Greece
Livadeia
Coordinates 38°26′N 22°52′E / 38.433°N 22.867°E / 38.433; 22.867Coordinates: 38°26′N 22°52′E / 38.433°N 22.867°E / 38.433; 22.867
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: Central Greece
Prefecture: Boeotia
Districts: 7
Population statistics (as of 2001[1])
City
 - Population: 21,492
 - Area: 212.5 km2 (82 sq mi)
 - Density: 101 /km2 (262 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 200 m (656 ft)
Postal: 321 00
Telephone: 22610
Auto: ΒΙ
Website
www.livadia.gr

Livadeia (Greek: Λιβαδειά - Livadeiá or Livadia or Λεβάδεια - Levádeia as well as Λειβαδιά Leivadia or Livadia) is a city in central Greece. It is the capital of the prefecture Boeotia. Levadia is located 130 km NW of Athens, E of Nafpaktos, ESE of Amfissa and Desfina, SE of Lamia and west of Chalkida. Livadeia is linked with GR-48 and several kilometres west of GR-3. The area around Livadeia are mountainous while farmlands are mainly in valley areas. Levadia's industry are urban and rural in the outskirts. It is also home to Levadiakos FC who are in the Super League Greece.

Contents

Municipal districts

  • Lafystio
  • Romaiiko

Subdivisions

The population are as of 2001.

  • Agios Nikolaos Livadeias (pop: 25)
  • Analypsis Livadeias (pop: 184)
  • Elikon (pop: 43)
  • Perachora (pop: 279)
  • Stathmos (pop: 3)
  • Tzimeika (pop: 25)
  • Tsoukoulades (pop: 149)

Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population Change Density
1981 18,885 - - - -/km²
1991 19,295 410/2.17% - - -/km²
2001 20,061 766/3.82% - - -/km²

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "Δείτε τη Διοικητική Διαίρεση" (in Greek). Hellenic Interior Ministry. www.ypes.gr. http://www.ypes.gr/UserFiles/f0ff9297-f516-40ff-a70e-eca84e2ec9b9/D_diairesi.xls. Retrieved 2009-09-09.  

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Simple English

Livadeia is a Greek town. It is in the district of Voiotia in central Greece and its population is 21.385. Livadeia is the capital of Voiotia and it is built on a plane, near Kopaida plane. The distance between Athens and Livadeia is 136 km. North of livadeia is mountain Parnassos and west of Livadeia is mountain Elikonas. In the east and south of Livadeia is the plane of Kopaida. Near Livadeia there is Orchomenos and Cheronia which are historical places.

History of Livadeia

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Statue in the river Erkyna

In antiquity, Livadeia was one of the Voiotian towns. Voiotians were an ancient Greek tribe which was a branch of the Dorieis' tribe. In Livadeia there was an oracle which was known by the name Trofonion. The Trofonion oracle was very important, although not as important as the Delfi oracle which was located nearby in the north. During the Middle Ages Livadeia was an unimportant town until thirteenth century when it became the capital of Catalonian knights. The Catalonian knights had conquered the central Greece when they won the Lombard knights in a battle . Later the district was conquered by Turks. During the Turkish period, Livadeia was an important town of central Greece. There was a castle, and a guard. The residents were all with Greek origin. Later during the revolution of the Greek against Turks in 1821, Livadeia had an significant role. Livadeia was liberated in 1830 when Greece became an independent state.

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The river Erkyna

Sights of Livadeia

The most interesting sight of Livadeia is the springs of Krya. These springs are in the edge of the town and they are very beautiful. A river start from these springs whose name is Erkyna. In Livadeia there are some old beautiful houses and an old big clock above the town.

Municipality of Livadeia

Livadeia is a capital of the Livadeia's municipality. In this municipality, apart from Livadeia belong the villages Romeiko, Lafysti, Tsoukalades and Zeriki.


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