Skydra

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Skydra
Σκύδρα
Location
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
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Pella
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 20,188
 - Area: 239.525 km2 (92 sq mi)
 - Density: 84 /km2 (218 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 15,613
 - Area: 120.663 km2 (47 sq mi)
 - Density: 129 /km2 (335 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 5,406
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 40 m (131 ft)
Postal code: 585 00
Telephone: 23810
Auto: 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" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)