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Zoni (Arcadia), Greece
Zoni (Greek: Ζώνη), is a village lying in hilly area and is connected northeast with GR-76 (Krestena - Andritsaina - Megalopoli) and up to Palamari . It is part of the municipality of Karytaina in the prefecture of Arcadia. The prefecture of Achaia is located to the northeast. It is located about 11 km NE of Megalopoli, about 38 km SE of Andritsaina, about 20 km SE of Karytaina, about 40 km SSE of Dimitsaia , about 45 km W of Tripoli and about 67 km NE of Kalamata. Until 1928, the village was known as Zounati (Greek: Ζουνάτι).
- Palamari, north
- Trilofo , east
- Soulos , south
- Katsimpali , west
- Longitude: 22.118 (22°7'8") E
- Latitude: 37.458 (37°27'29") N
- Postal code: 220 22
- Elevation: 500 m
- Dialing code: +11+30-27910 (030-27910)-
The hills are to the east and are covered with trees groves and some rocks. The forests are around the Zoni area especially with farmlands. The panorama includes Karytaina, the Lykaio and the Tetrazi mountains to the southwest and the northern mountains to the south.
The population between 1920 and 1961 almost dropped by half and between 1961 and 1981 lost more than a quarter of its total. The population recovered almost one third of the total but later in 2001, the population was down by slightly more than one-third. The population between 1920 and 2001 lost 254 inhabitants or 68.28%.
Zoni has a small kindergarten school, a school, a church and a square (plateia).
Homes did not had electricity or paved roads. Homes were made out of stone. Until the 1960s, the roads became paved and homes received electricity. The entire population prior to the late-20th century were entirely rural and were also farmers. Today, it is still the majority of the population of the settlement.
- Mapquest - Zoni, street map data not yet available
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