Dorio

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For the Italian city, see Dorio, Lombardy; for the ancient city of Cilicia, see Doron.
Dorio
Δώριο
Dorio is located in Greece
Dorio
Dorio
Coordinates: 37°17′N 21°54′E / 37.283°N 21.900°E / 37.283; 21.900Coordinates: 37°17′N 21°54′E / 37.283°N 21.900°E / 37.283; 21.900
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Oichalia
 • Municipal unit 102.8 km2 (39.7 sq mi)
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,983
 • Municipal unit density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΚΜ

Dorio (Greek: Δώριο) is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Oichalia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 102.832 km2.[3] The population of the municipal unit is 2,983, and of the village alone 915 (2011 census). Dorio is 170 metres (560 ft) above sea level. The small settlement of Ano Dorio is nearby. Dorio has been mentioned in Homer's Iliad, and by Strabo and Pausanias. Homer recounts a myth that Dorio was the location of a music competition between Thamyris and the Muses.

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.