Paionia (municipality)

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Paionia
Παιονία
Location
Paionia is located in Greece
Paionia
Paionia
Coordinates 41°0′N 22°34′E / 41.000°N 22.567°E / 41.000; 22.567Coordinates: 41°0′N 22°34′E / 41.000°N 22.567°E / 41.000; 22.567
Government
Country: Greece
Geographic region: Macedonia
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Kilkis
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 28,493
 - Area: 923.7 km2 (357 sq mi)
 - Density: 31 /km2 (80 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Paionia (Greek: Παιονία) is a municipality in the Kilkis regional unit of Central Macedonia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Polykastro.[2] The municipality is named after the ancient region of Paeonia.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Paionia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Province[edit]

The province of Paionia (Greek: Επαρχία Παιονίας) was one of the provinces of the Kilkis Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Paionia, except the municipal unit Polykastro.[3] It was abolished in 2006.

References[edit]

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