Nestos (municipality)

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Nestos
Νέστος
2010 Dimos Nestou.svg
Nestos is located in Greece
Nestos
Nestos
Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°42′E / 40.983°N 24.700°E / 40.983; 24.700Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°42′E / 40.983°N 24.700°E / 40.983; 24.700
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Kavala
Area
 • Municipality 674.6 km2 (260.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 22,331
 • Municipality density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Nestos (Greek: Νέστος) is a municipality in the Kavala regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Chrysoupoli.[2] It was named after the river Nestos.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Nestos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Province[edit]

The province of Nestos (Greek: Επαρχία Νέστου) was one of the provinces of the Kavala Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[3] It was abolished in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)