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Coordinates 38°24′N 21°16′E / 38.400°N 21.267°E / 38.400; 21.267Coordinates: 38°24′N 21°16′E / 38.400°N 21.267°E / 38.400; 21.267

Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Aetolia-Acarnania
Municipality: Messolonghi
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 10,227
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 10 m (33 ft)
Postal code: 300 01
Telephone: 2210
Auto: ME

Oiniades (Greek: Οινιάδες) is a former municipality in Aetolia-Acarnania, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Messolonghi, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] In 2001, it had a population of 10,227. The seat of the municipality was in Neochori Mesolongiou. The first mayor ever of the municipality is Gerasimos M. Nestoratos who served as a mayor the years 1998-2002 (first election) and 2002-2006 (second election). The last mayor of Oiniades was Antonios Aletras (elected 2006). The name dates back to the ancient times as an ancient city and was founded by Alcmeon (great grandfather of Apollo). It was also strategically important and it was known in ancient times as Oeniadae.


The municipal unit Oiniades is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

  • Neochori Mesolongiou (Neochori, Magoula, Marmara)
  • Gouria
  • Katochi
  • Lesini
  • Mastro (Mastro, Platania)
  • Pentalofo

Historical population

Year Municipality population
1991 10,686
2001 10,227


Oiniades has schools, lyceums or middle schools, a few gymnasia or secondary schools, churches, a post office, banks, and a few squares (plateies).


External links

  • Municipality of Oiniades (Greek)
  • Oiniades (municipality) on GTP Travel Pages (in English and Greek)
  • Ancient Oiniades on GTP Travel Pages (in English and Greek)
  • Oiniades
  •, Oeniadae: I. History and Topography by Benjamin Powell, 1904 (requires subscription)

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