Asprovalta

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Asprovalta
Ασπροβάλτα
Asprovalta panorama.JPG
Location
Asprovalta is located in Greece
Asprovalta
Asprovalta
Coordinates 40°43′N 23°42′E / 40.717°N 23.700°E / 40.717; 23.700Coordinates: 40°43′N 23°42′E / 40.717°N 23.700°E / 40.717; 23.700
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Thessaloniki
Municipality: Volvi
Municipal unit: Agios Georgios
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Community
 - Population: 3,039
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Asprovalta (Greek: Ασπροβάλτα) is a town in the regional unit of Thessaloniki in northern Greece. It was the seat of the Agios Georgios municipality. Since the implementation of the Kallikratis Plan in January 2011, Asprovalta belongs to the Municipality of Volvi. Its population numbers 3039 people.

History[edit]

According to a manuscript of Simonopetra monastery in Mount Athos, Asprovalta is built in the 16th century. Its first name was Aspra Valta. After the Asia Minor Disaster, 54 families from Erenköy of Troas (near Ancient city of Ophryneion) was installed in Asprovalta.[2]

Historical population[edit]

Census Population
1991 2,366
2001 2,838
2011 3,039

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ "Ιστορία". Δημοτικό Σχολείο Ασπροβάλτας. Retrieved 15 July 2014.