Agios Spyridonas, Pieria

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Agios Spyridonas
Άγιος Σπυρίδωνας
The church of Agios Spyridonas.
The church of Agios Spyridonas.
Agios Spyridonas is located in Greece
Agios Spyridonas
Agios Spyridonas
Coordinates: 40°12′N 22°26′E / 40.200°N 22.433°E / 40.200; 22.433Coordinates: 40°12′N 22°26′E / 40.200°N 22.433°E / 40.200; 22.433
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pieria
Municipality Dio-Olympos
Municipal unit Dion
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Community
 • Population 1489
 • Area (km2) 13.52
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 601 00
Area code(s) 23510
Vehicle registration KN

Agios Spyridonas (Greek: Άγιος Σπυρίδωνας) is a village and a community of the Dio-Olympos municipality.[2] Before the 2011 local government reform it was part of the municipality of Dion, of which it was a municipal district.[2] The 2011 census recorded 1,489 inhabitants in the village.[1] The community of Agios Spyridonas covers an area of 13.52 km2.[3]

History[edit]

Agios Spyridonas was founded in the end of the 19th century by Aromanians from Samarina.[4] In the 20th Sarakatsani settled in the village and, shortly afterwards, in 1955 the village was recognised as an independent community.[4] The church of the village, dedicated to Saint Spyridon, was built in 1915.[4]

Economy[edit]

The main occupations of Agios Spyridonas' residents are agriculture (mainly tobacco) and animal husbandry.[4]

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