Emmanouil Pappas (municipality)

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Emmanouil Pappas
Εμμανουήλ Παππάς
Location
Emmanouil Pappas is located in Greece
Emmanouil Pappas
Emmanouil Pappas
Coordinates 41°5′N 23°43′E / 41.083°N 23.717°E / 41.083; 23.717Coordinates: 41°5′N 23°43′E / 41.083°N 23.717°E / 41.083; 23.717
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Serres
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 14,664
 - Area: 338.8 km2 (131 sq mi)
 - Density: 43 /km2 (112 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 8,118
Community
 - Population: 601
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΕΡ

Emmanouil Pappas (Greek: Εμμανουήλ Παππάς) is a municipality in the Serres regional unit, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Chryso.[2] The municipality takes its name after a local historical figure who played an important part as a leader in the Greek War of Independence against Ottoman rule. Emmanouil Pappas was born in the village that was previously called Dovista (Δοβίστα), probably of Slavic origin, though historians are uncertain of the exact root of that word. One conjecture involves the mispronunciation of the Latin 'Dove est', meaning 'where is it?', because, apparently, the village was undetectable from a distance.[citation needed]

Municipality[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)