Korinos

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Korinos
Κορινός
Korinos is located in Greece
Korinos
Korinos
Coordinates: 40°19′N 22°35′E / 40.317°N 22.583°E / 40.317; 22.583Coordinates: 40°19′N 22°35′E / 40.317°N 22.583°E / 40.317; 22.583
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pieria
Municipality Katerini
 • Municipal unit 70.909 km2 (27.378 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,557
 • Municipal unit density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 3,543 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 30.726
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 600 62
Area code(s) 23510
Vehicle registration KN

Korinos (Greek: Κορινός) is a town and a former municipality in Pieria regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Katerini, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 70.909 km2, the community 30.726 km2.[3] Korinos has approximately 5000 residents and it is located 5 km northeast of the city of Katerini (Κατερίνη), the capital of Pieria. Motorway 1 (Athens - Thessaloniki) is situated to the west. Korinos is famous for its beaches -lying to its east- and hotels in the area, which make the village an ideal place for tourism.

Additionally, Korinos has a public library since 2006.

Korinos became famous in Greece, after an economic scandal (during 2000) concerning the distribution of building grounds from Korinos' municipality to the villagers.

Name[edit]

Although the word "Korinos" does not have any meaning in the Greek language and its origin is unknown, there are several different explanations for this name. According to one of them, Korinos was named after the many Korinia (Κορίνεια) trees existed in the area during its foundation (aprx.1900). The second explanation is that Korinos was named after a General. Finally, some people believe that the name originates from the word "καρίνα" (keel), because Korinos Beach was a constructing place for keels.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Korinos is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Historical population[edit]

Year Settlement population Community population Municipal unit population
1981 - 3,185 -
1991 3,705 - 5,757
2001 4,054 4,097 6,611
2011 [1] 3,487 3,543 5,557

History[edit]

Korinos was liberated by the Greek Army and after the end of the Balkan Wars, it finally became a part of Greece after nearly five centuries of Ottoman Rule.

Twinning cities[edit]

none[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  4. ^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-01-05. 

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