Rigas Feraios (municipality)

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Rigas Feraios
Ρήγας Φεραίος
Rigas Fereos municipality map
Rigas Fereos municipality map
Rigas Feraios is located in Greece
Rigas Feraios
Rigas Feraios
Coordinates: 39°22′N 22°44′E / 39.367°N 22.733°E / 39.367; 22.733Coordinates: 39°22′N 22°44′E / 39.367°N 22.733°E / 39.367; 22.733
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Magnesia
 • Municipality 550.6 km2 (212.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 10,922
 • Municipality density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Rigas Feraios (Greek: Ρήγας Φεραίος) is a municipality in the Magnesia regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Velestino.[2] The municipality has an area of 550.636 km2.[3] The municipality was named after the Greek writer and revolutionary Rigas Feraios, whose hometown was Velestino.


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


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