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Paralia

Παραλία
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Paralia is located in Greece
Paralia
Paralia
Location within the regional unit
DE Paralias Katerinis.svg
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
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitPieria
MunicipalityKaterini
 • Municipal unit24.344 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 density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Community
 • Population1,124 (2011)
 • Area (km2)1.849
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
601 00
Area code(s)23510
Vehicle registrationKN

Paralia (Greek: Παραλία, Paralía, meaning "beach") is a tourist seaside settlement 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]. Paralia Katerinis actually translated "Beach of Katerini" and is the closest beach to the capital city of Katerini.

Geography[edit]

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's city centre. Motorway 1 (served by Katerini's North & South Interchanges) and the Piraeus–Platy railway (served by Katerini RR station) pass west of the settlement. Paralia has a fishing port and the Hellenic Coast Guard Katerini's department.

Historical population[edit]

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

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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 (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

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