Historical population

Year Communal population
1981 595
1991 403
2001 310

Araxos has a small school, a church, and a square (plateia). Residential houses and buildings align with the road. The length is about 1 km and the width is only 40 to 50 m in average.

Much of Araxos and the community are deforested. Farmlands dominate the south, the southeast and east. Forests are founded in the southwest, the north, around Araxos, the south and within the military airport. Rocky landscape and some forests are to the west as part of Mavro Oro (Greek: Μαύρο Όρος, meaning Black Mountain). It has a around 150 m tall mountain running southwest to northeast and a around 286 m mountaintop to the west. It also has a mountain range running south to north with a length of around 5 km and is mainly cliffy in the south. Another small mountain is in the northeast with the range running south to north with a tower on top of the mountain. The Pappa Lagoon which runs southwest then south to north is in the north and is only 100 m from the Araxos - Lakkopetra Road.

In the 1960s, construction of a military airport. 116 Combat Wing was established in the area, which in turn, hosted the NATO 345 Air Munitions Company. The runway length is 4 km and is run south to north. The military buildings are in the north and is accessed with a road to Lakkopetra in the north.

The main airport and the closest for Patras serving a few flights to other parts of Europe and a stopover for some flights is in the south. It is accessed next to the road south for E55. The airport code is GPA or less common LGRX. LGRX is the NATO designated code for the airport. The airport is located nearly 1 km east of the centre.

See also

Communities of Achaia


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