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|Province :||Province of Ilia|
|Location:|| 37.8/37°48' N lat.|
21.35/21°21' E long.
|Elevation:||5 to 7 m (centre), 40 m (east)|
|Postal code:|| 272 00|
270 69 - eastern part
273 00 - Ilis area
|Area/distance code:||11-30-26220-2, -3 (030-26220-2, -3)|
|Municipal code :||1702|
|Car designation :|| |
|Address of administration:|| 6 Filikis Etairias St.|
Amaliada 272 00
(in Greek and English)
Amaliada (Greek: Modern: Αμαλιάδα, Ancient: Αμαλιάς, Amalias) or Amaliada City is a city in the western Peloponnese, in Greece. It has 32,040 citizens (of which about 18,000 live in the city and the rest lives within Amalias). It is near the archealogical site of Ancient Elis, which was the city that held the ancient Olympic Games. It is situated on the valley of the Prefecture of Ilia and almost directly south of the Peneus River, 80 km from Patras, 7 km form Savalia, 5 km from Kourouta, 20 km from Pyrgos 291 km from Athens and 5 km from the Ionian sea. It is ranked the second largest city in Ilia. It is the westernmost city in the Peloponnese.
It is named after Queen Amalia in the 1830s by merging the two communes, one of them being Kallitsa into Amalias.
It features city square with beautiful pine trees and a fountain. Local streets are mainly in grid order almost running north to south and east to west. A laike is situated in Amaliada's east side along with a public stadium that mainly plays soccer. Amaliada has a hospital in its southeast and a monastery named Aghia Frangavilli to its southeast. Amaliada has one train station (located west of the city square) and two in the municipality.
A street in Amaliada's west side named Hiroshima is mainly dedicated in memory of victims of the Hiroshima Bombing before the end of WWII. Further west are Amaliada's closest beaches of Kourouta and Palouki.
The radio station for this community is the Radio Station of Amalias (RSA).
The soccer team which plays for the juniors or the tertiary league is Asteras Amaliadas .
|Year||Communal population||Change||Municipal population||Change|
|2001||18,261? (downtown)/20,030 (commune)||-214/-31.3%||32,090||5,502/17.14%|
- Aghios Ioannis (N)
- Kouroutas - an area containing Amaliada's closest beaches. (W)
- Marathia, also Marathea (NW)
- Palouki (WSW)
- Agios Dimitrios
- Agios Ilias
- Kolokythas /Kolokithas
- Ampelokampos (Ilia), Greece
- Elis?, Ancient Elis and Nea Ilida
- Kalyvion Ilidos
- Roviata Beach
|North: Gastouni, Andravida, Lechaina (NE)|
|West: Ionian Sea, Gastouni (NW)
|South: Iardanos||Southeast: Iardanos|
- Indexmundi - Amaliada
- Mapquest - Amaliada - street map not yet available
- GTP - Amaliada
- GTP - Municipality of Amaliada
- traveljournals.net - Amaliada
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