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View of the central square of Aridaia.
View of the central square of Aridaia.
Aridaia is located in Greece
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pella
Districts 17
 • Mayor Dimitris Pasois (PASOK; since 2011)
 • Municipal unit 562.91 km2 (217.34 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Highest elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Lowest elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 20,313
 • Municipal unit density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 584 00
Area code(s) 23840-2
Vehicle registration ΕΕ

Aridaía (Greek: Αριδαία; Macedonian: С'ботско) 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). The population of Aridaia proper is 12,600, while that of the entire municipal unit is 20,213 (2001 census).[3] Its largest other towns are Prómachoi (pop. 1,825), Sosándra (1,206), Ápsalos (1,178), Loutráki (1,163), Polykárpi (1,071), Tsákoi (1,020), Voreinó (871), and Χifianí (850). The municipal unit is divided into 17 communities.

The Church of St. Zlata of Meglen operates in the village under ethnic Macedonian priest Nikodim Tsarknias.[4]


  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Προφίλ Επαρχίας Αλμωπίας (in Greek). Δήμος Αριδαίας. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Никодим Царкњас: Ме храбри младината која го нема стравот на своите дедовци и татковци" (in Macedonian). Press24. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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