The Municipality of Mantineia is situated at the northeastern side
in the county of Arcadia and it is 205.393.000 m2 in extent. It spreads on the
tableland of Mantineia between the mountain Mainalo on the west, Lirkeon on the
northeast and Artemisio on the east. It borders on the east and northeast the
county of Argolida, on northwest the municipality of Levidi, on southwest the
municipality of Phalanthos and on south with the municipalities of Tripoli and
The population of the municipality comes up to 3.628 inhabitants,
according to the census of 1991. The municipality of Mantineia consists of seven
Municipal Departments, that is Nestani (1112 inhabitants), Artemision (621 inhabitants),
Kapsia (460 inhabitants), Louca (674 inhabitants), Pikerni (237 inhabitants),
Sagka (285 inhabitants) and Simiades (239 inhabitants). The seat of the municipality
is at the settlement of Nestani.
The majority of the settlements of the municipality are built at
the foot of the mountain Artemision, except of the M.D. Kapsia and Simiades that
are built at the foot of the mountain Mainalo. The settlements are semi-mountainous
because of the terrain morphology, except the M.D. of Sagka, that is mountainous.
The main production of the municipality area is based on the cereals, vegetable,
apples, honey, potatoes, pears, grapes for vinification and stock-raising products.
Specially, we have to refer the famous wines of the region, having "MANTINEIA"
as their name of origin.
In the geographic area of the municipality, there is the historical
place of ancient Mantineia, the "πολυάμπελος χώρα"  of Homers. The archaeological
area of Ancient Mantineia is 14 kms far away from Tripoli and consists of the
ancient theater, of which the stage is saved untouched, the remains of the temple
of Zeus, and the chamber of deputies and the remains of the market.