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Aridaía (Greek: Αριδαία; Bulgarian and Macedonian: Съботско/С'ботско S'botsko) is a town and a former municipality in the Pella regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Almopia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It was the capital of the former Almopia eparchy. It is located in the northwest corner of the Pella regional unit, bordering the southern part of the Republic of Macedonia and the northeast corner of the Florina regional unit. Its land area is 562.910 km2 (217.341 sq mi).[3] The population of Aridaia proper is 7,057, while that of the entire municipal unit is 20,313 (2011 census).[1] Its largest other towns are Prómachoi (pop. 1,740), Sosándra (1,078), Ápsalos (1,121), Loutráki (1,146), Polykárpi (1,049), Tsákoi (961), Voreinó (766), and Χifianí (767). The municipal unit is divided into 17 communities.

Aridaia
Αριδαία
View of the central square of Aridaia with Aggelis Gatsos' statue.
View of the central square of Aridaia with Aggelis Gatsos' statue.
Aridaia is located in Greece
Aridaia
Aridaia
Location within the region
DE Arideas.svg
Coordinates: 40°58′N 22°03′E / 40.967°N 22.050°E / 40.967; 22.050Coordinates: 40°58′N 22°03′E / 40.967°N 22.050°E / 40.967; 22.050
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitPella
Districts17
 • Municipal unit562.91 km2 (217.34 sq mi)
Elevation320 m (1,050 ft)
Highest elevation98 m (322 ft)
Lowest elevation70 m (230 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit20,313
 • Municipal unit density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population7,057 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code584 00
Area code(s)23840-2
Vehicle registrationΕΕ
Websitedimosalmopias.gov.gr

People from AridaiaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.

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