Prespes

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Prespes

Δήμος Πρεσπών
Prespes municipality map
Prespes municipality map
Prespes is located in Greece
Prespes
Prespes
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Prespon.png
Coordinates: 40°45′N 21°8′E / 40.750°N 21.133°E / 40.750; 21.133Coordinates: 40°45′N 21°8′E / 40.750°N 21.133°E / 40.750; 21.133
CountryGreece
Administrative regionWest Macedonia
Regional unitFlorina
Area
 • Municipality515.5 km2 (199.0 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit413.5 km2 (159.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
1,560
 • Municipality density3.0/km2 (7.8/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
1,201
 • Municipal unit density2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
530 77
Websitehttp://www.prespes.gr/

Prespes (Greek: Πρέσπες) (Macedonian: Преспа) is a municipality in the Florina regional unit, Greece. Its population in 2011 was 7,380. The seat of the municipality is in Laimos.[2] It was named after Lake Prespa, in the western part of the municipality.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities of Krystallopigi and Prespes, that became municipal units.[2]

The municipality has an area of 515.497 km2, the municipal unit 413.513 km2.[3] According to the 2011 Greek census, Prespes was the least densely populated municipality in the country, with an average of 3.05 residents per square kilometre, and also the smallest municipality, by population size, of the Florina regional unit.[4]

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.
  4. ^ http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/07/25/results-for-greeces-population-are-out/. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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