Kato Nevrokopi

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Kato Nevrokopi
Κάτω Νευροκόπι
Kato Nevrokopi is located in Greece
Kato Nevrokopi
Kato Nevrokopi
Coordinates 41°21′N 23°52′E / 41.350°N 23.867°E / 41.350; 23.867Coordinates: 41°21′N 23°52′E / 41.350°N 23.867°E / 41.350; 23.867
Country: Greece
Administrative region: East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit: Drama
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
 - Population: 7,860
 - Area: 873.6 km2 (337 sq mi)
 - Density: 9 /km2 (23 /sq mi)
 - Population: 2,157
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΡΜ
Entrance road to Kato Nevrokopi from the North
Central streets of Kato Nevrokopi

Kato Nevrokopi (Greek: Κάτω Νευροκόπι "Lower Nevrokopi", Bulgarian: Зърнево, Zarnevo) is a municipality and town within that municipality in the northwest section of the Drama regional unit, Greece. Before the 2011 local government reform, it was the largest municipality in all of Greece, covering an area of 873.552 km² (337.28 sq mi). The 2011 census reported a population of 7,860 inhabitants.[1] The region is known for the very low temperatures during the winter and for its famous agricultural products such as potatoes and beans. The area has several features to attract tourists: the ski center of Falakro, the traditional settlement in the village of Granitis (pop. 78), the historical bunker of Lise, the artificial lakes of Lefkogeia and Potamoí, the spectacular routes in the forests, the old churches. The forest paths offer excellent views to hikers. The largest towns are Kato Nevrokopi (the municipal seat, pop. 2,157),[1] Volakas (1,028), Perithorio (898), Lefkogeia (465), Kato Vrontou (554), and Ochyro (514). On the territory of the municipality are located several abandoned villages, including Monastiri and Mavrochori.

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