Asprovalta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Asprovalta
Ασπροβάλτα
Asprovalta panorama.JPG
Asprovalta is located in Greece
Asprovalta
Asprovalta
Coordinates: 40°43′N 23°42′E / 40.717°N 23.700°E / 40.717; 23.700Coordinates: 40°43′N 23°42′E / 40.717°N 23.700°E / 40.717; 23.700
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Thessaloniki
Municipality Volvi
Municipal unit Agios Georgios
Community[1]
 • Population 2,838 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Asprovalta (Greek: Ασπροβάλτα) is a town in the regional unit of Thessaloniki in northern Greece. It was the seat of the Agios Georgios municipality. Since the implementation of the Kallikratis Plan in January 2011, Asprovalta belongs to the Municipality of Volvi. Its population numbers 2,838 people.

History[edit]

According to a manuscript of Simonopetra monastery in Mount Athos, Asprovalta was built in the 16th century. Its first name was Aspra Valta. After the Asia Minor Disaster, 54 families from Erenköy of Troas (near the ancient city of Ophryneion) were installed in Asprovalta.[2]

Historical population[edit]

Census Population
1991 2,366
2001 2,997
2011 2,838

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Ιστορία". Δημοτικό Σχολείο Ασπροβάλτας. Retrieved 15 July 2014.