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View of the central square of Aridaia with Aggelis Gatsos' statue.
View of the central square of Aridaia with Aggelis Gatsos' statue.
Aridaia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 40°58′N 22°03′E / 40.967°N 22.050°E / 40.967; 22.050Coordinates: 40°58′N 22°03′E / 40.967°N 22.050°E / 40.967; 22.050
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pella
Districts 17
 • Municipal unit 562.91 km2 (217.34 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Highest elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Lowest elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 20,313
 • Municipal unit density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
 • Population 7,057 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 584 00
Area code(s) 23840-2
Vehicle registration ΕΕ

Aridaía (Greek: Αριδαία; Bulgarian and Macedonian: Съботско/С'ботско S'botsko) is a town and a former municipality in the Pella regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Almopia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It was the capital of the former Almopia eparchy. It is located in the northwest corner of the Pella regional unit, bordering the southern part of the Republic of Macedonia and the northeast corner of the Florina regional unit. Its land area is 562.910 km2 (217.341 sq mi).[3] The population of Aridaia proper is 7,057, while that of the entire municipal unit is 20,313 (2011 census).[1] Its largest other towns are Prómachoi (pop. 1,740), Sosándra (1,078), Ápsalos (1,121), Loutráki (1,146), Polykárpi (1,049), Tsákoi (961), Voreinó (766), and Χifianí (767). The municipal unit is divided into 17 communities.

People from Aridaia[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 

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