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Kerkini is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
DE Kerkinis.svg
Coordinates: 41°13′N 23°05′E / 41.217°N 23.083°E / 41.217; 23.083Coordinates: 41°13′N 23°05′E / 41.217°N 23.083°E / 41.217; 23.083
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Serres
Municipality Sintiki
 • Municipal unit 353.6 km2 (136.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 6,695
 • Municipal unit density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Population 1,371 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΕΡ

Kerkini (Greek: Κερκίνη) is a village and a former municipality in the Serres regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sintiki, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is named after ancient Kerkinitis lake (see map of Macedon). The municipal unit has an area of 353.634 km2.[3] Population of the municipal unit 6,695 (2011). The seat was in Rodopoli.

Hotel Oikoperiigitis in Kerkini
Lake Kerkini by Vlahos Vaggelis
Lake Kerkini by Vlahos Vaggelis


  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.