Infobox Greek Dimos
name = Falaisia
name_local = Φαλαισία
population = 3229
population_as_of = 2001
elevation = 758
lat_deg = 37
lat_min = 17
lat_hem = N
lon_deg = 22
lon_min = 10
lon_hem = E
postal_code = 220 21
area_code = 27910
licence = TP
website = [http://www.falaisia.gr www.falaisia.gr]
elevation_min = about 350 m "
elevation_max = 1,522 m (south)
Falaisia, Falessia or Falesia ( _el. Φαλαισία), ancient form and Latin: Phalaesia is a village located in the heart of the municipality of the same name in the southwestern part of the prefecture of
Arcadia. The name dates back to ancient times especially East Falaisia. The seat is just 5 km north in Leontari. Giannitsochori is accessed with a road linking north to Leontari and the road to Spartaalong with GR-7 to the north. The south of the road is mainly gravel. It is located about 17 km S of Megalopoli, about 40 km SW (old distance: 57 km) SW of Tripoli, about 40.5 km SE of Andritsaina, NW of Sparta and about 60 km NE of Kalamata. Falaisia has no settlements.
Ano Giannaioi(pop: 23)
Kato Giannaioi(pop: 56)
Kamara (Arcadia), Greece
**Kampochori (pop: 68)
**Spaneika (pop: 36)
The community sits on a mountain slope and valleys dominate the southeastern part and the northern part and a river near Falaisia flows down to the Alpheus. Much of the area are bushes and grasslands while forests lie further south. Forests also dominates the area and to the northeast. Farmlands lie to the north.
The village was destroyed during the Turkish rule and a few inhabitants settled the area. Falaisia finally became Greek after the
Greek War of Independence.
In 1920, Boura (Μπούρα) was renamed Falaisia. Electricity and automobiles arrived in the 1960s, radio later on, its roads were paved, television and radio in the 1980s, Internet and computer in some homes in the end of the 20th century.
Agriculture is the main industry, its main crops are fruits and vegetables including tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, watermelon, melon, cattle, poultry,
olives, citrus and more.
Between 1921 and 1981 the population lost most of its inhabitants mainly after
World War IIand the Greek Civil War. The population between 1981 and 1991 recovered, along with Megalopoli, Falaisia was the fewest places that grew its population in Arcadia.
* [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?tb=1&city=Falesia&country=GR Mapquest - Falaisia/Falessia] , street map not yet available
Communities of Arcadia North: Megalopoli West: Oichalia? Falaisia East: ? South: Pellana?
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