Skydra

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Skydra
Σκύδρα
Skydra municipality map
Skydra municipality map
Skydra is located in Greece
Skydra
Skydra
Coordinates: 40°46′N 22°9′E / 40.767°N 22.150°E / 40.767; 22.150Coordinates: 40°46′N 22°9′E / 40.767°N 22.150°E / 40.767; 22.150
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pella
Area
 • Municipality 239.525 km2 (92.481 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 120.663 km2 (46.588 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 20,188
 • Municipality density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 15,613
 • Municipal unit density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 585 00
Area code(s) 23810
Vehicle registration ΕΕ
Website www.skydra.gr

Skydra or Skidra (Greek: Σκύδρα, pronounced [scˈiðra] in modern Greek; formerly Vertekop Greek: Βέρτεκοπ, Slavic: Вартокоп, Vartokop) is a municipality in the Pella regional unit of Macedonia in Greece.

Municipality[edit]

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

Municipal unit of Skydra[edit]

Division of the municipal unit Skidra with total population 15,613 (2011). The 11 communities of Skydra are:

Map Municipal district Population
Skidra is located in Greece Dimos Skydras
Skidra
Skidra
Skidra 5,406
Arseni 1,396
Aspro 808
Dafni 679
Kalyvia 1,095
Lipochori 1,031
Mavrovouni 1,006
Nea Zoi 151
Petraia (community)
- Petraia (village)
- Loutrochori
- Plevroma
1,637
- 918
- 458
- 261
Rizo 1,012
Sevastiana 1,392
Municipal unit of Skydra 15,613

History[edit]

In Skydra there is an ancient settlement in Mandalo.

Historical Population[edit]

Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1991 4,562 15,237 -
2001 5,081 15,654 -
2011 5,406 15,613 20,188

Sporting teams[edit]

The town hosts two football clubs:

In addition, Skydra has a volleyball team, Aristotelis Skydras V.C., which recently was promoted at the A2 Volleyball League.

References[edit]

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