Agia, Larissa

Agia (Greek: Αγιά) is a municipality in the Larissa Prefecture, Greece. Population 6458 (2001). Agia is located east of the capital of the prefecture and Thessaly, Larissa and south of Melivoia. The Mavrovouni mountains dominate the south and the Aegean Sea lies to the east. Agia is also the capital of the homonymous province. Its nearest beach is to the northeast and southeast near Polydendro.

Industry

Its main industry are agriculture with a couple of businesses and services.


History

Agia fully became a part of Greece after liberating much of Thessaly in 1881. Its main income has been poor. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, many buildings were rebuilt, several remain and repaired. Electricity and automobiles arrived in the 1960s, it was linked with pavement in the late-20th century, television arrived in the 1980s. Internet and computers arrived in the late-1990s. The worst event that arrived to Agia was the forest fire , the fire began not far from Agia on June 27, 2007 and spread for kilometres reaching the town destroying several trees and houses leaving tens homeless, several others were mainly from larger towns and cities of Greece. It consumed approximately 10,000 ha on Mavrovouni, one view included the ashes seen as far as the mountain slope and the other unburnt. It saw views of burnt parts.


Other

Agia has a school, a lyceum (middle school), a gymnasium (secondary school) a few churches, banks, a post office and a square (plateia), its nearest hospital is in Larissa.

Population

Year Settlement population Municipal population

1981 3454 -
1991 4014 7411
2001 3027 6458

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the population steadily declined as residents moved to larger towns and cities and the richest countries in the world, the population boomed between 1981 and 1991 but declined between 1991 and 2001.



Division of the municipality

  • Agia / Δ.δ. Αγιάς -- η [ 3027 ]
  • Aetolofos / Δ.δ. Αετολόφου -- ο [ 382 ]
  • Anavra / Δ.δ. Ανάβρας [ 705 ]
    • Anavra / η [ 583 ]
    • Prinias / ο Πρινιάς [ 122 ]
  • Gerakarion / Δ.δ. Γερακαρίου -- το [ 365 ]
  • Elafos / Δ.δ. Ελάφου -- η [ 258 ]
  • Megalovryson / Δ.δ. Μεγαλοβρύσου -- το [ 438 ]
  • Metaxochorion / Δ.δ. Μεταξοχωρίου -- το [ 559 ]
  • Neromyloi / Δ.δ. Νερομύλων -- οι [ 393 ]
  • Potamia / Δ.δ. Ποταμιάς -- η [ 331 ]



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