Midea, Greece

Midea
Μιδέα
Midea is located in Greece
Midea
Midea
Coordinates: 37°39′N 22°49′E / 37.650°N 22.817°E / 37.650; 22.817
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Argolis
Municipality Nafplio
 • Municipal unit 178.3 km2 (68.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,631
 • Municipal unit density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 516 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AP

Midea (Greek: Μιδέα) is a village and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nafplio, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 178.306 km2,[3] and a population of 5,631 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Agia Triada.

Within the boundaries of the municipal unit are two significant archaeological sites dating to the bronze age or earlier. One is the site of Dendra located outside the village of the same name. The other is the citadel site of Midea. Both sites were originally excavated by the archaeologist Axel W. Persson between the 1920s and World War II.

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.