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Paranesti is located in Greece
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
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Drama
 • Municipality 1,037.8 km2 (400.7 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 788.4 km2 (304.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 3,901
 • Municipality density 3.8/km2 (9.7/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 1,096
 • Municipal unit density 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΜ

Paranesti (Greek: Παρανέστι) 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.


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)


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

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