Eordaia

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For the ancient region, see Eordaea.
Eordaia
Εορδαία
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Eordaia is located in Greece
Eordaia
Eordaia
Coordinates: 40°31′N 21°41′E / 40.517°N 21.683°E / 40.517; 21.683Coordinates: 40°31′N 21°41′E / 40.517°N 21.683°E / 40.517; 21.683
Country Greece
Administrative region West Macedonia
Regional unit Kozani
Area
 • Municipality 708.8 km2 (273.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 45,592
 • Municipality density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Eordaia (Greek: Εορδαία) is a municipality in the Kozani regional unit, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Ptolemaida.[2] The municipality has an area of 708.807 km2.[3] The population was 45,592 in 2011.[1]

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Eordaia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Province[edit]

The province of Eordaia (Greek: Επαρχία Εορδαίας) was one of the provinces of the Kozani Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Eordaia, and a few villages of the municipality Kozani.[4] It was abolished in 2006.

History[edit]

See also: Eordaea

The history of Eordaia can be found stretching long before 2000 BCE when the first Greeks known as the Aeolians and Arcadians began to inhabit this area.[dubious ] Remnants of copper mines exploited from 2700 up until 1200 BCE indicate strongly that the Greeks inhabited Eordaia for thousands of years.[citation needed] Iron mines have also been exploited in the region.

Recent discoveries[edit]

Within a 50-year period, paleontologists and archaeologists have made many discoveries due to the industrial development of the Eordaian countryside. In particular, the skeletal fossils of a prehistoric mammoth, a prehistoric elephant, and Stone Age tools have all been found within the province of Eordaia. These finds add to knowledge on the variety of animal species and human artifacts in this particular region of western Macedonia.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ a b 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03.  (39 MB) (Greek) (French)