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 Dirfys-Messapia
 • Municipal unit 433.26 km2 (167.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 13,327
 • Municipal unit density 31/km2 (80/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] The municipal unit has an area of 433.26 km2.[3] Its name derives from the ancient river Messapios, which runs in the middle of the island. Population 13,327 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Psachna.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in 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.