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For the genus of birds called Nigrita, see nigrita (bird).
Nigrita is located in Greece
Coordinates 40°54′N 23°30′E / 40.900°N 23.500°E / 40.900; 23.500Coordinates: 40°54′N 23°30′E / 40.900°N 23.500°E / 40.900; 23.500
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Serres
Municipality: Visaltia
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 8,963
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 80 m (262 ft)
Postal code: 622 00
Telephone: 23220
Auto: ΕΡ

Nigrita (Greek: Νιγρίτα) is a town and a former municipality in the Serres regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Visaltia, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] It is situated in the wide plain south of the river Strymonas, at the northern foot of the Kerdylio mountains, in the southern part of the Serres regional unit. Nigrita is located 20 km south of Serres, and 56 km northeast of Thessaloniki.


Nigrita was most likely founded in the middle of the 16th century. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was a prosperous town where cotton, silver and copper were processed. Although inhabitants of Nigrita participated in the Greek war of indepedence, the town did not join Greece until after the 1913 Second Balkan War.


The municipal unit Nigrita is subdivided into the following communities:

  • Anthi
  • Flampouro
  • Nigrita
  • Terpni
  • Therma

Historical population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 6,531 -
1991 6,186 10,668
2001 5,566 9,783
2011 4,947 8,963


  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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