Agia, Larissa

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Agia
Αγιά
Location
Agia is located in Greece
Agia
Agia
Coordinates 39°43′N 22°45′E / 39.717°N 22.750°E / 39.717; 22.750Coordinates: 39°43′N 22°45′E / 39.717°N 22.750°E / 39.717; 22.750
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Thessaly
Regional unit: Larissa
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 11,470
 - Area: 668.3 km2 (258 sq mi)
 - Density: 17 /km2 (44 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 5,855
 - Area: 133 km2 (51 sq mi)
 - Density: 44 /km2 (114 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 3,169
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 135 m (443 ft)
Postal code: 400 03
Auto: ΡΙ

Agia (Greek: Αγιά, also written Ayia) is a village and a municipality in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Agia is located east of Larissa and south of Melivoia. The Mavrovouni mountains dominate the south and the Aegean Sea lies to the east.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Agia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit of Agia is divided into the following communities:

Province[edit]

The province of Agia (Greek: Επαρχία Αγιάς) was one of the provinces of the Larissa Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[3] It was abolished in 2006.

Population[edit]

Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1981 3,454 - -
1991 4,014 7,411 -
2001 3,027 6,458 -
2011 3,169 5,855 11,470

History[edit]

Agia became part of Greece, along with most of Thessaly, in 1881. Forests near Agia were affected by the 2007 Greek forest fires, leaving tens homeless. The fire consumed approximately 100 km² on Mavrovouni.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)