Farkadona

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Farkadona
Φαρκαδόνα
Location
Farkadona is located in Greece
Farkadona
Farkadona
Coordinates 39°35′N 22°4′E / 39.583°N 22.067°E / 39.583; 22.067Coordinates: 39°35′N 22°4′E / 39.583°N 22.067°E / 39.583; 22.067
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Thessaly
Regional unit: Trikala
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 13,396
 - Area: 370.2 km2 (143 sq mi)
 - Density: 36 /km2 (94 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 5,877
Community
 - Population: 2,052
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΤΚ
Website
www.e-farkadona.gov.gr

Farkadona (Greek: Φαρκαδόνα, before 1955: Τσιότι - Tsioti[2]) is a municipality in the southeastern Trikala regional unit, part of Thessaly in Greece. In 2011 its population was 2,652 for the town and 13,396 for the municipality. It is located about halfway between the cities Larissa to the east, and Trikala to the west, at about 30 km from both. It is situated in the Thessalian Plain, near the river Pineios. Farkadona is on the Greek National Road 6 (Larissa - Trikala - Ioannina - Igoumenitsa).

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Farkadona was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit of Farkadona is divided into the following communities:

Population[edit]

Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1981 2,117 - -
1991 2,330 7,456 -
2001 2,387 7,093 -
2011 2,052 5,877 13,396

History[edit]

Farkadona is named after the ancient Thessalian town Pharcadon (Ancient Greek: Φαρκαδών - Pharkadon). The ruins of ancient Pharcadon are located on a hill near the village of Klokotos,[4] 5 km southwest of the modern town. The modern town of Farkadona was known as Tsioti before 1955.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  4. ^ PHARKADON Thessaly, Greece, entry in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites.