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Profitis Ilias Church in Sochos
Profitis Ilias Church in Sochos
Sochos is located in Greece
Coordinates 40°49′N 23°22′E / 40.817°N 23.367°E / 40.817; 23.367Coordinates: 40°49′N 23°22′E / 40.817°N 23.367°E / 40.817; 23.367
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Thessaloniki
Municipality: Langadas
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 5,830
 - Area: 281.518 km2 (109 sq mi)
 - Density: 21 /km2 (54 /sq mi)
 - Population: 3,094
 - Area: 153.042 km2 (59 sq mi)
 - Density: 20 /km2 (52 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 585–680 m ­(1919–2231 ft)
Postal code: 570 02
Telephone: +30-2395-xxx-xxx
Auto: NAx-xxxx to NXx-xxxx

Sochos (Greek: Σοχός, [so'xos]) is a community and a former municipality in the Thessaloniki regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lagkadas, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The community of Sochos covers an area of 153.042 km2 while the respective municipal unit covers an area of 281.518 km2.[3]



Sochos lies on a plateau of an altitude of almost 600m above sea level, that is almost 15km north of Lake Volvi. The forest area of Vertiskos Mountain begins at the outskirts of the settlement.

Administrative division[edit]

The municipal unit Sochos is subdivided into the following communities:


The population of the community of Sochos was 3,093 people as of 2011. The population of the municipal unit was 5,830.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Πίνακας 3. Πραγματικός πληθυσμός, επιφάνεια και πυκνότητα του πληθυσμού, με διάκριση σε αστικές και αγροτικές περιοχές καθώς και σε πεδινές, ημιορεινές και ορεινές περιοχές. Μέσος σταθμικός των υψομέτρων. (in Greek). Ελληνική Στατιστική Αρχή (Hellenic Statistical Authority). Retrieved 11 December 2013.