Evropos

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Evropos
Ευρωπός
Evropos is located in Greece
Evropos
Evropos
Coordinates: 40°54′N 22°33′E / 40.900°N 22.550°E / 40.900; 22.550Coordinates: 40°54′N 22°33′E / 40.900°N 22.550°E / 40.900; 22.550
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Kilkis
Municipality Paionia
 • Municipal unit 80.9 km2 (31.2 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,518
 • Municipal unit density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 1,734 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΚΙ

Evropos (Greek: Ευρωπός) is a village and a former municipality in the former Paionia Province, Kilkis regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Paionia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 80.922 km2.[3] Population 4,518 (2011).

History[edit]

Acropole and old cemeterry

In the Macedonian Struggle (1904–1908) a lot of locals fought for Union with Greece. Some of the Macedonian fighters were:

  • Petros Pechlivanis, Polypetro
  • Nikolaos Georgiadis, Agios Petros
  • Ioannis Ilkos, Agios Petros
  • Christos Ioannidis, Agios Petros
  • Dimitrios Karastogiannis, Agios Petros
  • Nikolaos Karastogiannis, Agios Petros
  • Athanassios Karatragiannis, Agios Petros
  • Stavros Karatragiannis, Agios Petros
  • Ekaterini Kitsouki, Agios Petros
  • Stavros Kitsoukis, Agios Petros
  • Sotirios Kotzampassis, Agios Petros
  • Athanassios Papadopoulos, Agios Petros
  • Dionyssios Papadopoulos, Agios Petros
  • father Emmanouel Papamanolis, Agios Petros[citation needed]

A sixth century bc Kouros found here is exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Kilkis. Kouros of Evropos

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in 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.