Kastanas

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Kastanas

Καστανάς
Kastanas is located in Greece
Kastanas
Kastanas
Coordinates: 40°49.1′N 22°39.5′E / 40.8183°N 22.6583°E / 40.8183; 22.6583Coordinates: 40°49.1′N 22°39.5′E / 40.8183°N 22.6583°E / 40.8183; 22.6583
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitThessaloniki
MunicipalityChalkidona
Municipal unitKoufalia
Highest elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Lowest elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Rural
630
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
570 11
Area code(s)+30-231x-xxx-xxx
Vehicle registrationNAx-xxxx to NXx-xxxx

Kastanas (Greek: Καστανάς, [kasta'nas]) is a village of the Chalkidona municipality.[2] Before the 2011 local government reform it was part of the municipality of Koufalia.[2] The 2011 census recorded 630 inhabitants in the village.[1] Kastanas is a part of the community of Prochoma.[1]

History[edit]

The population of Kastanas consists mainly of Greek refugees from İzmit, but there are also smaller numbers of Sarakatsani and Greek refugees from Bulgaria.[3] The village was formerly known as Kara Oglu (Greek: Καρά Ογλού, [ka'ɾa o'ɣlu], from Turkish: Kara Oğlu).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ a b Καστανάς (in Greek). Municipality of Chalkidona. Retrieved 12 October 2014.