Chrysoupoli

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Chrysoupoli
Χρυσούπολη
Chrysoupoli is located in Greece
Chrysoupoli
Chrysoupoli
Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°42′E / 40.983°N 24.700°E / 40.983; 24.700Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°42′E / 40.983°N 24.700°E / 40.983; 24.700
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Kavala
Municipality Nestos
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 22,331
 • Municipal unit 16,004
Community
 • Population 8885
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 642 00
Area code(s) 25910
Vehicle registration ΚΒ

Chrysoupoli (Greek: Χρυσούπολη) is a town and a former municipality in the Kavala regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nestos, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The population of the municipal unit of Chrysoupoli in 2011 was 16,004.

It was known as "Sarışaban" during Ottoman rule. It was a kaza centre in the Sanjak of Drama, part of the Salonica Vilayet, before the Balkan Wars.

Its old name was Sapaioi between 1913-1929.[3]

The Nestos Nature Museum is situated in Chrysoupoli.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Chrysoupoli is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Chrysoupoli