Cherso

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Cherso
Χέρσο
Location
Cherso is located in Greece
Cherso
Cherso
Coordinates 41°5′N 22°47′E / 41.083°N 22.783°E / 41.083; 22.783Coordinates: 41°5′N 22°47′E / 41.083°N 22.783°E / 41.083; 22.783
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Kilkis
Municipality: Kilkis
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 4,482
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΚΙ

Cherso (Greek: Χέρσο) is a village and a former municipality in the Kilkis regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kilkis, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 4,482 (2001). In the municipal unit of Cherso lies the historical village of Kalindria. Kalindria was found by Paeonians in 3rd millennium BC and it is inhabited until today. In the Macedonian Struggle, people of Kalindria fought hard against Bulgarians and Turkish authorities and it was one of the main centres of Greek resistance in the Kilkis area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)