Messapia, Greece

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Messapia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°35′N 23°39′E / 38.583°N 23.650°E / 38.583; 23.650Coordinates: 38°35′N 23°39′E / 38.583°N 23.650°E / 38.583; 23.650
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Euboea
Municipality New Syria
 • Municipal unit 433.2 km2 (167.3 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 13,756
 • Municipal unit density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΧΑ

Messapia (Greek: Μεσσάπια) is a former municipality in Euboea, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Dirfys-Messapia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its name derives from the ancient river Messapios, which runs in the middle of the island. Population 13,756 (2001). The seat of the municipality was in Psachna.


  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)