Deskati

Deskati (Greek: Δεσκάτη) is a mountainous municipality in the Grevena regional unit. The current municipality of Deskati was formed in 2011 by the merge of the former municipality of Deskati and the municipality of Chasia. The main economic activities in Deskati are farming and animal husbandry.

Deskati

Δεσκάτη
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Deskati is located in Greece
Deskati
Deskati
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 39°55.5′N 21°48.6′E / 39.9250°N 21.8100°E / 39.9250; 21.8100Coordinates: 39°55.5′N 21°48.6′E / 39.9250°N 21.8100°E / 39.9250; 21.8100
CountryGreece
Administrative regionWest Macedonia
Regional unitGrevena
Government
 • MayorNikolaos Migos (Ind.)
Area
 • Municipality431.638 km2 (166.656 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit268.946 km2 (103.841 sq mi)
Highest elevation
930 m (3,050 ft)
Lowest elevation
840 m (2,760 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Rural
3,508
 • Municipality
5,852
 • Municipality density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
4,294
 • Municipal unit density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Community
 • Population3,598 (2011)
 • Area (km2)126.387
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
512 00
Area code(s)+30-2462-xxx-xxx
Vehicle registrationPNx-xxxx
Websitewww.deskati.gr

Administrative divisionEdit

The municipality Deskati was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):[2]

The community of Deskati consists of 4 settlements: Agios Georgios, Deskati, Diasellaki and Gilofos.[1]

GeographyEdit

Deskati is located in the southern slopes of Kamvounia mountain.[3] It is surrounded by mountains covered with firs, pines and oaks.[3] The highest summit near Deskati is Vounasia (alt. 1,615 m).[3] The community of Deskati covers an area of 126.387 km2, the municipal unit 268.946 km2 and the municipality 431.638 km2.[4]

EconomyEdit

The main occupations in Deskati are agriculture, mainly wheat and tobacco, and animal husbandry.[5] Deskati has 61,790 stremmas of arable land, 24.363 sheep and goats and around 1,000 cattle.[5] There are also small industries occupied in ironwork, marble processing, woodworking and building materials.[5]

Popular eventsEdit

Deskati is famous for its Andromana, an event that happens at the end of spring, where men stand on each other's shoulders to create a large structure with their bodies. This event is similar to the Castells in Catalonia, Spain.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

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. ^ a b c Φυσική Γεωγραφία (in Greek). Municipality of Deskati. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c Οικονομία (in Greek). Municipality of Deskati. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)