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Livadeia is located in Greece
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Boeotia
 • Municipality 694.016 km2 (267.961 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 166.691 km2 (64.360 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 31,315
 • Municipality density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 22,779
 • Municipal unit density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Population 22193
 • Area (km2) 139.614
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 321 00
Area code(s) 22610
Vehicle registration ΒΙ

Livadeia (Λιβαδειά Livadiá, Greek pronunciation: ; Ancient Greek: Λεβαδεια, Lebadeia) is a town in central Greece. It is the capital of the Boeotia regional district. Livadeia lies 90 km north-west of Athens, 64 km west of Chalkida, 63 km south-east of Lamia, 44 km east-south-east of Amfissa, and 91 km east-north-east of Nafpaktos. The town lies some five kilometres west of Greek National Road 3, to which it is linked by National Road 48.

The area around Livadeia is mountainous, with farming activities mainly confined to the valleys. The area has traditionally been associated with the production and processing of cotton and tobacco, as well as the cultivation of cereal crops and the raising of livestock.

Livadeia is home to Levadiakos FC, members of the Greek Superleague.


  • Geography 1
  • Municipality 2
  • Historical population 3
  • Antiquities 4
  • Sports 5
  • Gallery 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


The municipality of Livadeia covers an area of 694.016 km2, the municipal unit of Livadeia 166.691 km2 and the community 139.614 km2.[2]


The municipality Livadeia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):[3]

  • Chaironeia (Agios Vlasios, Akontio, Anthochori, Chaironeia, Profitis Ilias, Prosili, Thouri, Vasilika)
  • Davleia (Davleia, Mavroneri, Parori)
  • Alalkomenes, Koroneia)
  • Kyriaki
  • Livadeia (Lafystio, Livadeia, Romaiiko)

The community Livadeia consists of the following outlying settlements (besides the town itself): Agios Nikolaos Livadeias (pop: 25), Analypsis Livadeias (pop: 184), Elikon (pop: 43), Perachora (pop: 279), Stathmos (pop: 3), Tzimeika (pop: 25) and Tsoukalades (pop: 149).

Historical population

Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1981 18,885
1991 19,295
2001 20,061 20,769
2011 22,193 22,779 31,315


Venice in the 15th century but restored to Livadeia as a gesture of interfaith cooperation in 1999.[6] In medieval times the river was lined by a series of water mills, one of which is preserved.


Livadeia hosts two sports club with presence in the higher national divisions, Levadiakos F.C. a football club and Livadeia B.C. (A.E. Livadeias) a basketball club.

Sport clubs based in Livadeia
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Levadiakos F.C. 1961 Football Presence in A Ethniki
Livadeia B.C. 1994 Basketball Presence in A2 Ethniki


See also


  1. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Πίνακας 3. Πραγματικός πληθυσμός, επιφάνεια και πυκνότητα του πληθυσμού, με διάκριση σε αστικές και αγροτικές περιοχές καθώς και σε πεδινές, ημιορεινές και ορεινές περιοχές. Μέσος σταθμικός των υψομέτρων. (PDF) (in Ελληνικά). Ελληνική Στατιστική Αρχή (Hellenic Statistical Authority). Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  4. ^ Pausanias. "Book IX.39.1-2". Description of Greece.  "Book IX.39.1-2". (in Greek)  At the Perseus Project.
  5. ^ Hansen, Mogens et al., Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis, Oxford 2004
  6. ^ "Ναός Αγίου Γεωργίου (Λιβαδειά) - Βοιωτικός Κόσμος". Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

External links

  • Municipality of Livadeia official website (Greek)
  • The Castle of Levadia Greek Ministry of Culture
  • Public Central Library of Livadeia
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