Evrotas (municipality)

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Evrotas
Ευρώτας
Evrotas is located in Greece
Evrotas
Evrotas
Coordinates: 36°51′N 22°40′E / 36.850°N 22.667°E / 36.850; 22.667Coordinates: 36°51′N 22°40′E / 36.850°N 22.667°E / 36.850; 22.667
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Area
 • Municipality 811.7 km2 (313.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 17,891
 • Municipality density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Evrotas (Greek: Ευρώτας) is a municipality in the Laconia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. It is named after the river Eurotas. The seat of the municipality is the town Skala.[2] The municipality has an area of 811.734 km2.[3]

Municipality[edit]

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

Altitude[edit]

Some areas in the south part of the municipality have a negative altitude reaching up to -3.3 meters below the sea level. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ [1]