Filippoi

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Filippoi
Φίλιπποι
Filippoi is located in Greece
Filippoi
Filippoi
Coordinates: 41°1′N 24°17′E / 41.017°N 24.283°E / 41.017; 24.283Coordinates: 41°1′N 24°17′E / 41.017°N 24.283°E / 41.017; 24.283
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Kavala
Municipality Kavala
 • Municipal unit 238.8 km2 (92.2 sq mi)
Elevation 78 m (256 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 11,711
 • Municipal unit density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 894 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 640 03
Area code(s) 2510
Vehicle registration ΚΒ

Filippoi (Greek: Φίλιπποι, Philippi), is a village 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 Kavala, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 238.751 km2.[3] The 2011 census reported a population of 11,711 for the municipal unit and 894 for the village.[1] The ruins of ancient Philippi are located in the municipal unit.

The most important cultural event of the town is its annual festival, held since 1957. It takes place in the Ancient Theatre of Filippoi during the high season with ancient and modern performances, ballets and concerts by theatrical troupes, orchestras and bands.[4]

This ancient Greek theatre dates to 357 B.C. It was first restored in 1957 by Dimitris Lazaridis with a view of holding the festival.

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ 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. ^ http://www.kadmusarts.com/festivals/1095.html