Messapia, Greece

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Messapia
Μεσσάπια
Location
Messapia is located in Greece
Messapia
Messapia
Coordinates 38°35′N 23°39′E / 38.583°N 23.650°E / 38.583; 23.650Coordinates: 38°35′N 23°39′E / 38.583°N 23.650°E / 38.583; 23.650
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Euboea
Municipality: Dirfys-Messapia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 13,756
 - Area: 433.2 km2 (167 sq mi)
 - Density: 32 /km2 (82 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΧΑ

Messapia (Greek: Μεσσάπια) is a former municipality in Euboea, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Dirfys-Messapia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its name derives from the ancient river Messapios, which runs in the middle of the island. Population 13,756 (2001). The seat of the municipality was in Psachna.

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)