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Kokkinopilos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 40°5.8′N 22°15.2′E / 40.0967°N 22.2533°E / 40.0967; 22.2533Coordinates: 40°5.8′N 22°15.2′E / 40.0967°N 22.2533°E / 40.0967; 22.2533
Administrative regionThessaly
Regional unitLarissa
Municipal unitOlympos
748 m (2,454 ft)
 • Rural
 • Population592 (2011)
 • Area (km2)129.368
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
402 00
Area code(s)+30-2493-xxx-xxx
Vehicle registrationPIx-xxxx

Kokkinopilos (Greek: Κοκκινοπηλός, Greek pronunciation: [kocinopi'los]) is an Aromanian (Vlach) village and a community of the Elassona municipality.[2] Before the 2011 local government reform it was a part of the municipality of Olympos.[2] The 2011 census recorded 125 inhabitants in the village and 592 inhabitants in the community.[1] The community of Kokkinopilos covers an area of 129.368 km2.[3]

Administrative division[edit]

The community of Kokkinopilos consists of two settlements:[1]


According to the 2011 census, the population of the settlement of Kokkinopilos was 125 people, a decrease of almost 29% compared with the population of the previous census of 2001.[1][3]

Year Population
2001[3] 176
2011[1] 125


Kokkinopilos was founded in the 12th century by Vlach farmers.[4] It was captured by the Ottomans in 1442 was administered as a chiflik.[5] After a failed revolt, during the Greek War of Independence, the village was captured and looted by Ottoman troops.[5] On 8 October 1912 Kokkinopilos was captured by the Greek Army.[5] During the Axis occupation of Greece the village was burned twice: in 1943 by the Italians and in 1944 by the Germans.[4][5] The latter resulted to the scattering of the population of the village, in Katerini and Thessaloniki and to the establishment of Kalyvia as a permanent settlement.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "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 c "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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ a b Κοκκινοπηλός (in Greek). elassona.com.gr. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Ιστορική Αναφορά στον Κοκκινοπλό (Historical Reference of Kokkinopilos)" (in Greek). Σύλλογος Κοκκινοπλιτών Αθηνών "Ο Όλυμπος" (Athens Club of People from Kokkinoplilos "Olympos"). Retrieved 23 November 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)