Doukas, Elis

Doukas
Δούκας
Location
Doukas is located in Greece
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Doukas
Coordinates 37°43′N 21°42′E / 37.717°N 21.7°E / 37.717; 21.7Coordinates: 37°43′N 21°42′E / 37.717°N 21.7°E / 37.717; 21.7
Government
Country: Greece
Region: West Greece
Regional unit: Elis
Municipality: Archaia Olympia
Municipal unit: Foloi
Population statistics (as of 2001)
Village
 - Population: 191
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Doukas (Greek: Δούκας) is a village in the municipal unit of Foloi, Elis, Greece. Its 2001 population was 106 for the village and 191 for the municipal district. Situated at approximately 600 m above sea level, its climate is relatively cool during the summer and wet during the winter.

Contents

Settlements

  • Lasdikas, pop. 85
  • Doukas, pop. 106

Nearest places

Location

Doukas is located 45 to 50 km from Pyrgos, 70 to 75 km south of Patras and 90 to 95 km west-northwest of Tripoli.

Population

Year Village population Municipal district population
2001 106 191

Geography

Doukas is situated on a mountain slope, much of the area are forested, farmlands are founded within most of the valley areas and within the village. The Erymanthos River lies to the east.

Information

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, much of the population left for larger towns and cities especially Patras and started its population trend to fall.

The village was mostly affected by the forest fires in 2007. Flames on Monday August 27 and Tuesday August 28 spread to most of Doukas but only to the south; firefighters battled the blaze and took several hours to contain. The flames did not reach the northern portion and avoided entering the other side of the Foloi range. Several buildings were damaged but most of its forests were burnt by arsons from the western portion of the prefecture.

Economy

Its residents live of agriculture and many of these are art workers and hotel services.

See also

  • List of places in the Ilia prefecture

External links

References


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