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For the ancient Greek city in Ukraine, see Kerkinitis. For the lake, see Lake Kerkini.
Kerkini is located in Greece
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
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 10,037
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). Population of the municipal unit 10,037 (2001). The seat was in Rodopoli.

Lake Kerkini by Vlahos Vaggelis
Lake Kerkini by Vlahos Vaggelis


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)