Sarantaporo

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Sarantaporo
Σαραντάπορο
Sarantaporo is located in Greece
Sarantaporo
Sarantaporo
Coordinates: 40°04′N 22°03′E / 40.067°N 22.050°E / 40.067; 22.050Coordinates: 40°04′N 22°03′E / 40.067°N 22.050°E / 40.067; 22.050
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Larissa
Municipality Elassona
 • Municipal unit 150.902 km2 (58.264 sq mi)
Elevation 840 m (2,760 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,455
 • Municipal unit density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 580 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 26.958
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 402 00
Vehicle registration ΡΙ

Sarantaporo (Greek: Σαραντάπορο) is a village and a former municipality in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Elassona, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 2,455 (2011). The municipal unit has an area of 150.902 km2, and the community has an area of 26.958 km2.[3] The town is between the mountains of Kamvounia to the northwest and the Pierian Mountains to the northeast. The river Sarantaporos flows through the municipality. Sarantaporo is on the Greek National Road 3 (Larissa - Kozani - Niki). It is located west-southwest of Katerini, northwest of Elassona and Larissa, east of Grevena and south-southeast of Kozani.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Sarantaporo is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 817 -
1991 938 -
2001 907 3,588
2011 580 2,455

History[edit]

The village was originally a Slavic settlement founded under the name Glikovo. Unlike the rest of Thessaly, Sarantaporo did not join Greece until October 1912 when the town was liberated from the Ottoman Empire after the Battle of Sarantaporo, a Greek victory in the First Balkan War. The Sarantaporo Gorge was the strategic location for the battle. Sarantaporo became a municipality in 1994; one of the first to be created under the Capodistrian Law. The area features archaeological findings dating back to the pre-Classical years up to the Ottoman rule.

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References[edit]

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