Stratoni

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Stratoni
Στρατώνι
Location
Stratoni is located in Greece
Stratoni
Stratoni
Coordinates 40°31′N 23°49′E / 40.517°N 23.817°E / 40.517; 23.817Coordinates: 40°31′N 23°49′E / 40.517°N 23.817°E / 40.517; 23.817
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Chalkidiki
Municipality: Aristotelis
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Community
 - Population: 1.057
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Stratoni (Greek: Στρατώνι) is a community of 1057 inhabitants (2011 census), situated on the north-eastern coast of the Chalkidiki peninsula, in Northern Greece. It is part of Aristotelis municipality and the municipal unit Stagira-Akanthos.

History[edit]

The main feature of this area is the rich minings. The mining activity dates from 600 B.C. In antiquity Stratonicea city was built in this place. The recent archaelogical findings helped to disclose where Stratonicea was built. Stratoni built many years later in 19th century and its first residents was the miners of the local mines. After the Asia Minor Disaster the population increased due to the arrival of refugees from Asia Minor. In 1932 the village suffered great damages from the earthquake in the nearby Ierissos.[2][3] Nowadays the mining activity continues to be the main occupation of the residents.

Historical population[edit]

Census Population
1991 1,421
2001 1,174
2011 1,057

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ "Stratoni". dimosaristoteli.gr. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ιστορία Στρατωνίου". stratoni.net. Retrieved 15 July 2014.