Orestida

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Orestida

Ορεστίδα
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Orestida is located in Greece
Orestida
Orestida
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 40°27′N 21°15′E / 40.450°N 21.250°E / 40.450; 21.250Coordinates: 40°27′N 21°15′E / 40.450°N 21.250°E / 40.450; 21.250
CountryGreece
Administrative regionWest Macedonia
Regional unitKastoria
Area
 • Municipality340.7 km2 (131.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
11,802
 • Municipality density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationKT

Orestida (Greek: Ορεστίδα) is a municipality in the Kastoria regional unit, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Argos Orestiko.[2] The municipality has an area of 340.731 km2.[3]

The town of Argos Orestiko hosts the celebration of the ascension of the Holy Cross, in September. This is one of the biggest festivals of the regional unit of Kastoria.

Municipality[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  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.