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Assiros is located in Greece
Coordinates 40°49.3′N 23°1.9′E / 40.8217°N 23.0317°E / 40.8217; 23.0317Coordinates: 40°49.3′N 23°1.9′E / 40.8217°N 23.0317°E / 40.8217; 23.0317
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Thessaloniki
Municipality: Lagkadas
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
 - Population: 1,975
Municipal unit
 - Population: 3,861
 - Area: 76.657 km2 (30 sq mi)
 - Density: 50 /km2 (130 /sq mi)
 - Population: 2,216
 - Area: 55.369 km2 (21 sq mi)
 - Density: 40 /km2 (104 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 175–215 m ­(574–705 ft)
Postal code: 570 12
Telephone: +30-2393-xxx-xxx
Auto: NAx-xxxx to NXx-xxxx

Assiros (Greek: Άσσηρος, formerly Guvesne, Bulgarian: Гвоздово, Gvozdovo) is a village and a former municipality in the Thessaloniki regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lagkadas, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The 2011 census recorded 1,975 inhabitants in the village of Assiros, 2,216 inhabitants in the community and 3,861 inhabitants in the municipal unit.[1] The community of Assiros covers an area of 55.369 km2, while the respective municipal unit covers an area of 76.657km2.[3]

Administrative division[edit]

The community of Assiros consists of two separate settlements:[1]

  • Assiros (population 1,975)
  • Examili (population 241)

The aforementioned populations are as of 2011.[1]


The archaeological site of Assiros Toumba, a 4000 yr old settlement mound, is located within the territory of modern Assiros. Excavation between 1975 and 1989 at this site has made a major contribution to understanding the nature of settlement, society, economy and material culture in prehistoric Macedonia. In addition a combination of radiocarbon and dendrochronological research on building timbers and radiocarbon dates for animal bones recovered from the site has provided one of the few accurate dates for the transition from Bronze to Iron Age in the Aegean area c.1070 BC, see Dating the End of the Greek Bronze Age: A Robust Radiocarbon-Based Chronology from Assiros Toumba [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Πίνακας 3. Πραγματικός πληθυσμός, επιφάνεια και πυκνότητα του πληθυσμού, με διάκριση σε αστικές και αγροτικές περιοχές καθώς και σε πεδινές, ημιορεινές και ορεινές περιοχές. Μέσος σταθμικός των υψομέτρων. (in Greek). Ελληνική Στατιστική Αρχή (Hellenic Statistical Authority). Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
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