Irakleia, Serres

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Irakleia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°11′N 23°17′E / 41.183°N 23.283°E / 41.183; 23.283Coordinates: 41°11′N 23°17′E / 41.183°N 23.283°E / 41.183; 23.283
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Serres
 • Municipality 451.5 km2 (174.3 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 195.2 km2 (75.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 21,145
 • Municipality density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 12,092
 • Municipal unit density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Population 3,786 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΕΡ

Irakleia (Greek: Ηράκλεια, before 1926: Τζουμαγιά - Tzoumagia[2]) is a municipality in the Serres regional unit, Central Macedonia, Greece. Population 21,145 (2011). The seat of the municipality is the town of Irakleia, which was formerly known as "Lower Jumaya" (in Turkish: Barakli Cuma or Cuma-i Zir ("Lower Juma" in Ottoman Turkish); in Bulgarian: Долна Джумая, Dolna Dzhumaya;[3][4] and in Aromanian: Giumala de Jos).


The municipality Irakleia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[5]

The municipality has an area of 451.499 km2, the municipal unit 195.216 km2.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ D.M.Brancoff. "La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne". Paris, 1905, p.104, under the name of Barakli Djoumaia
  4. ^ Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Έθνους. Εκδοτική Αθηνών, Αθήνα 1978. ISBN 960-213-110-1, σελ. 228-229; Map of the Italian Instituto Geografico de Agostini, showing the distribution of schools, churches, monasteries in the Ottoman vilayet of Saloniki
  5. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  6. ^ "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. 

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