Prosotsani

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Prosotsani
Προσοτσάνη
Prosotsani
Prosotsani
Prosotsani is located in Greece
Prosotsani
Prosotsani
Coordinates: 41°11′N 23°58′E / 41.183°N 23.967°E / 41.183; 23.967Coordinates: 41°11′N 23°58′E / 41.183°N 23.967°E / 41.183; 23.967
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Drama
Area
 • Municipality 482.8 km2 (186.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 13,066
 • Municipality density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 9,065
Community
 • Population 3553
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΜ

Prosotsani (Greek: Προσοτσάνη, formerly Πυρσόπολις - Pyrsopolis) is a municipality and town within the municipality located in the western part of the Drama regional unit in Greece. The 2011 census reported a population of 9,065 inhabitants for the municipal unit, and 3,553 for the town.[1] A local attraction is the cave at the source of the Angitis River, located at the village of Angitis in the community of Kokkinogeia.[2]

History[edit]

Prosotsani is a historic town (and a former center of tobacco production) built on the foot of Menekio mountain. It was a sub-district in the Drama sanjak in the Selanik vilayet as "Pürsıçan" before the Balkan Wars.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Prosotsani was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "The Cave of Angitis river". Municipal Company for the Touristic Development of the Angitis River. Archived from the original on 2005-12-08. Retrieved 2005-12-23. 
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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