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Coordinates: 40°45′N 21°8′E / 40.750°N 21.133°E / 40.750; 21.133
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Δήμος Πρεσπών
Prespes municipality map
Prespes municipality map
Prespes is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 40°45′N 21°8′E / 40.750°N 21.133°E / 40.750; 21.133
Administrative regionWestern Macedonia
Regional unitFlorina
 • Municipality515.5 km2 (199.0 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit413.5 km2 (159.7 sq mi)
 • Municipality1,211
 • Density2.3/km2 (6.1/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density2.6/km2 (6.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
530 77

Prespes (Greek: Πρέσπες) is a municipality in the Florina regional unit, Western Macedonia, Greece. Its population in 2021 was 1,211. The seat of the municipality is in Laimos.[2] It was named after Lake Prespa, in the western part of the municipality.


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]


  1. ^ "Αποτελέσματα Απογραφής Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2021, Μόνιμος Πληθυσμός κατά οικισμό" [Results of the 2021 Population - Housing Census, Permanent population by settlement] (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 29 March 2024.
  2. ^ a b "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ "Results for Greece's Population Are Out". 25 July 2011.

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