Paionia (municipality)

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Paionia
Παιονία
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Paionia is located in Greece
Paionia
Paionia
Coordinates: 41°00′N 22°34′E / 41.000°N 22.567°E / 41.000; 22.567Coordinates: 41°00′N 22°34′E / 41.000°N 22.567°E / 41.000; 22.567
Country Greece
Geographic region Macedonia
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Kilkis
Area
 • Municipality 919.3 km2 (354.9 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 28,493
 • Municipality density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Paionia (Greek: Παιονία, pronounced [peoˈnia]) is a municipality in the Kilkis regional unit of Central Macedonia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Polykastro.[2] The municipality is named after the ancient region of Paeonia. It has an area of 919.276 km2.[3]

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Paionia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Province[edit]

The province of Paionia (Greek: Επαρχία Παιονίας) was one of the provinces of the Kilkis Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Paionia, except the municipal unit Polykastro.[4] It was abolished in 2006.

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 (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) (Greek) (French)