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
Area
 • 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.

Municipality[edit]

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]

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