Sarantaporo

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Sarantaporo
Σαραντάπορο
Location
Sarantaporo is located in Greece
Sarantaporo
Sarantaporo
Coordinates 40°4′N 22°3′E / 40.067°N 22.050°E / 40.067; 22.050Coordinates: 40°4′N 22°3′E / 40.067°N 22.050°E / 40.067; 22.050
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Thessaly
Regional unit: Larissa
Municipality: Elassona
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 3,588
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 840 m (2,756 ft)
Postal code: 402 00
Auto: ΡΙ

Sarantaporo (Greek: Σαραντάπορο) is a village and a former municipality in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Elassona, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 3,588 (2001). The town is between the mountains of Kamvounia to the northwest and the Pierian Mountains to the northeast. The river Sarantaporos flows through the municipality. Sarantaporo is on the Greek National Road 3 (Larissa - Kozani - Niki). It is located west-southwest of Katerini, northwest of Elassona and Larissa, east of Grevena and south-southeast of Kozani.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Sarantaporo is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 817 -
1991 938 -
2001 907 3,588

History[edit]

The village was originally a Slavic settlement founded under the name Glikovo. Unlike the rest of Thessaly, Sarantaporo did not join Greece until October 1912 when the town was liberated from the Ottoman Empire after the Battle of Sarantaporo, a Greek victory in the First Balkan War. The Sarantaporo Gorge was the strategic location for the battle. Sarantaporo became a municipality in 1994; one of the first to be created under the Capodistrian Law. The area features archaeological findings dating back to the pre-Classical years up to the Ottoman rule.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)