Map of Nemea municipality
|Coordinates: 37°49′N 22°40′E / 37.817°N 22.667°ECoordinates: 37°49′N 22°40′E / 37.817°N 22.667°E|
|• Mayor||Evagelos Andrianakos (Independent; since January 1, 2011)|
|• Municipality||204.7 km2 (79.0 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||346 m (1,135 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||286 m (938 ft)|
|• Municipality density||32/km2 (82/sq mi)|
|• Population||3,853 (2011)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Nemea (Greek: Νεμέα) is a town in Corinthia, Greece, and the seat of municipality with the same name (Δήμος Νεμέας). It is located a few kilometres west of ancient Nemea, with a population of under four thousand people. The municipality has an area of 204.708 km2.
Its primary industry is agriculture and it is the hub for several small villages circling it, including Koutsi, Petri, and Leriza. Nemea is famous for its many wines grown on the plains that surround it. It is also home to DK Distributors, one of the largest distribution companies in Eastern Europe.
Located next to the new town of Nemea, appx. 30 kilometers from Corinth, the appellation of Nemea is the most important red wine AOC of southern Greece and arguably of all of Greece. In Nemea, the indigenous Greek Agiorgitiko grape is used and produces wines famous for their deep red color, complex aroma and long, velvety palate.
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
- All About Greek Wine : Winemaking Regions
- Town of Nemea official website (Greek)