Nestos (municipality)

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2010 Dimos Nestou.svg
Nestos is located in Greece
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Nestou.svg
Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°42′E / 40.983°N 24.700°E / 40.983; 24.700Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°42′E / 40.983°N 24.700°E / 40.983; 24.700
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Kavala
 • Municipality 678.8 km2 (262.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 22,331
 • Municipality density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Nestos (Greek: Νέστος) is a municipality in the Kavala regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Chrysoupoli.[2] The municipality has an area of 678.831 km2.[3] It was named after the river Nestos.


The municipality Nestos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]


The province of Nestos (Greek: Επαρχία Νέστου) was one of the provinces of the Kavala Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[4] It was abolished in 2006.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  4. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF).  (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)