Aetos, Florina

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Aetos
Αετός
Aetos is located in Greece
Aetos
Aetos
Location within the regional unit
DE Aetou Amyndeou.svg
Coordinates: 40°38′N 21°34′E / 40.633°N 21.567°E / 40.633; 21.567Coordinates: 40°38′N 21°34′E / 40.633°N 21.567°E / 40.633; 21.567
Country Greece
Administrative region West Macedonia
Regional unit Florina
Municipality Amyntaio
 • Municipal unit 134.1 km2 (51.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,952
 • Municipal unit density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 759 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΑ

Aetos (Greek: Αετός; Bulgarian: Айтос, Aytos,[2] Macedonian: Ајтос, Ajtos; ) is a village and a former municipality in Florina regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Amyntaio, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 134.092 km2.[4] It is 18 km southeast of Florina. In 2011 it had a population 2,952.

The village is first mentioned in an Ottoman defter of 1481, where it is described as a settlement of fifty-nine households which produced vines and walnuts.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Васил Кънчов. „Македония. Етнография и статистика“. София, 1900, стр.250.
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 
  5. ^ Kravari, Vassiliki (1989). Villes et villages de Macédoine occidentale. Réalités byzantines (in French). 2. Paris: Editions P. Lethielleux. p. 231. ISBN 2-283-60452-4.