Kroussa

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Kroussa
Κρούσσα
Kroussa is located in Greece
Kroussa
Kroussa
Coordinates: 41°02′N 22°56′E / 41.033°N 22.933°E / 41.033; 22.933Coordinates: 41°02′N 22°56′E / 41.033°N 22.933°E / 41.033; 22.933
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Kilkis
Municipality Kilkis
 • Municipal unit 588.9 km2 (227.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,638
 • Municipal unit density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΚΙ

Kroussa or Kroussia (Greek: Κρούσσα or Κρούσσια; Bulgarian and Macedonian Slavic: Круша Krusha, meaning "pear") is a former municipality in Kilkis regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kilkis, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is located in the northeastern corner of the regional unit, bordering western Serres and northern Thessaloniki. The municipal unit has an area of 588.877 km2.[3] Its population is 4,638 (2011 census).[1] The seat of the municipality was in Terpyllos (pop. 483). Melissourgio is one of the most picturesque villages in the municipal unit. Agios Antonios is one of the villages nearby. The largest villages in the municipal unit are Efkarpía (pop. 514), Térpyllos, Eptálofos (360), Váthi (309) and Fyska (152). The municipal unit is divided into 19 communities. In Palatiano, there is the most important archaeological site of Northern Greece. It was the ancient city of Ioron, flourished from 10th century BC to 3rd century AD, continuously.

In the Macedonian Struggle, people of Kroussa villages fought in order to free their lands from Turkish and Bulgarians. Some of the Macedonian Fighters are:

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  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.