Paranesti

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Paranesti
Παρανέστι
Location
Paranesti is located in Greece
Paranesti
Paranesti
Coordinates 41°16′N 24°30′E / 41.267°N 24.500°E / 41.267; 24.500Coordinates: 41°16′N 24°30′E / 41.267°N 24.500°E / 41.267; 24.500
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit: Drama
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 3,901
 - Area: 1,037.8 km2 (401 sq mi)
 - Density: 4 /km2 (10 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 1,096
 - Area: 788.4 km2 (304 sq mi)
 - Density: 1 /km2 (4 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 881
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΡΜ

Paranesti (Greek: Παρανέστι, Bulgarian: Бук, Buk) is a municipality in the Rhodope Mountains of northeastern Drama regional unit, Greece. It consists of two municipal units: Paranesti and Nikoforos. The largest villages of the municipal unit Paranesti are Paranésti (the municipal seat, pop. 625), Mesochório (105), Káto Thólos (123), Χágnanto (43), and Prasináda (32).

The Natural History Museum of Paranesti is located in Paranesti.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Paranesti was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):[2]

  • Nikiforos (Adriani, Ano Pyxari, Nikiforos, Platania, Platanovrysi, Ptelea, Ypsili Rachi)
  • Paranesti (Paranesti, Sili, Tholos)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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