Irakleia, Serres

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Irakleia
Ηράκλεια
Location
Irakleia is located in Greece
Irakleia
Irakleia
Coordinates 41°11′N 23°17′E / 41.183°N 23.283°E / 41.183; 23.283Coordinates: 41°11′N 23°17′E / 41.183°N 23.283°E / 41.183; 23.283
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Serres
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 21,145
 - Area: 448.8 km2 (173 sq mi)
 - Density: 47 /km2 (122 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 12,092
Community
 - Population: 3,786
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΕΡ
Website
www.dimosiraklias.gr

Irakleia (Greek: Ηράκλεια, before 1926: Τζουμαγιά - Tzoumagia[2]) is a municipality in the Serres regional unit, Central Macedonia, Greece. Population 21,145 (2011). The seat of the municipality is the town of Irakleia, which was formerly known as "Lower Jumaya" (in Turkish: Barakli Cuma; in Bulgarian: Долна Джумая, Dolna Dzhumaya;[3][4] and in Aromanian: Giumala de Jos).

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Irakleia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ D.M.Brancoff. "La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne". Paris, 1905, p.104, under the name of Barakli Djoumaia
  4. ^ Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Έθνους. Εκδοτική Αθηνών, Αθήνα 1978. ISBN 960-213-110-1, σελ. 228-229; Map of the Italian Instituto Geografico de Agostini, showing the distribution of schools, churches, monasteries in the Ottoman vilayet of Saloniki
  5. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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