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Kroussa is located in Greece
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
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 6,770
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. Its population is 6,770 (2001 census). The seat of the municipality was in Terpyllos (pop. 600). 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. 618), Térpyllos, Eptálofos (521), Váthi (433) and Fyska (298). 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. ^ 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)