Eleftherio-Kordelio

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Eleftherio-Kordelio
Ελευθέριο-Κορδελιό
Eleftherio-Kordelio is located in Greece
Eleftherio-Kordelio
Eleftherio-Kordelio
Coordinates: 40°40′N 22°54′E / 40.667°N 22.900°E / 40.667; 22.900Coordinates: 40°40′N 22°54′E / 40.667°N 22.900°E / 40.667; 22.900
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Thessaloniki
Municipality Kordelio-Evosmos
 • Municipal unit 3.431 km2 (1.325 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 27,067
 • Municipal unit density 7,900/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Eleftherio-Kordelio (Greek: Ελευθέριο-Κορδελιό) is a suburb of the Thessaloniki Urban Area and was a former municipality of the regional unit of Thessaloniki, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kordelio-Evosmos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It gained its present form in 1982, after the union of the then municipalities of Eleftheria and Neo Kordelio. They were formed in 1924 by Greek refugees from the town of Kordelio on the west coast of Asia Minor.[3] In the Ottoman Empire the region and the small village that stood in the same area was known as Harman koy (Turkish: threshing place).

Eleftherio-Kordelio covers an area of 3.431 km²[4] with 27,067 inhabitants in 2011. It's the stronghold of the nationalist LAOS Party that reached 10.25% of the municipal votes in the 2004 European elections.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ http://9dim-elefth.thess.sch.gr/htms_en/istoria_dhmou_en.htm
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.