Agios Spyridonas, Pieria

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Agios Spyridonas
Άγιος Σπυρίδωνας
The church of Agios Spyridonas.
The church of Agios Spyridonas.
Location
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
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Pieria
Municipality: Dio-Olympos
Municipal unit: Dion
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Community
 - Population: 1,489
 - Area: 13.52 km2 (5 sq mi)
 - Density: 110 /km2 (285 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 70 m (230 ft)
Postal code: 601 00
Telephone: 23510
Auto: 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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