Paralia, Pieria

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Paralia
Παραλία
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Paralia is located in Greece
Paralia
Paralia
Coordinates: 40°16′N 22°35′E / 40.267°N 22.583°E / 40.267; 22.583Coordinates: 40°16′N 22°35′E / 40.267°N 22.583°E / 40.267; 22.583
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pieria
Municipality Katerini
 • Municipal unit 24.344 km2 (9.399 sq mi)
Highest elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Lowest elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 6,803
 • Municipal unit density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 1,124 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 1.849
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 601 00
Area code(s) 23510
Vehicle registration KN

Paralia (Greek: Παραλία) is a tourist seaside village and a former municipality in the eastern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Katerini, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The seat of the municipality was in Kallithea. The 2011 census reported a population of 1,124 for the village of Paralia, and 6,803 for the municipal unit.[1] The municipal unit has an area of 24.344 km2, the community 1.849 km2.[3]

Geography[edit]

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Paralia is situated on the west coast of the Thermaic Gulf. It lies 2 km east of Kallithea, 5 km south of Korinos and 8 km east of Katerini. Motorway 1 and the Piraeus–Platy railway (nearest station at Katerini) pass west of the village. Paralia has a small port.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 3,100
2001 6,449
2011[1] 6,803

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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