Sochos

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Sochos
Σοχός
Profitis Ilias Church in Sochos
Profitis Ilias Church in Sochos
Sochos is located in Greece
Sochos
Sochos
Coordinates: 40°49′N 23°22′E / 40.817°N 23.367°E / 40.817; 23.367Coordinates: 40°49′N 23°22′E / 40.817°N 23.367°E / 40.817; 23.367
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Thessaloniki
Municipality Langadas
 • Municipal unit 281.518 km2 (108.695 sq mi)
Elevation 630 m (2,070 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,830
 • Municipal unit density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 3,094 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 153.042
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 570 02
Area code(s) +30-2395-xxx-xxx
Vehicle registration NAx-xxxx to NXx-xxxx

Sochos (Greek: Σοχός, [so'xos]) is a community and a former municipality in the Thessaloniki regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lagkadas, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The community of Sochos covers an area of 153.042 km2 while the respective municipal unit covers an area of 281.518 km2.[3]

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Sochos lies on a plateau of an altitude of about 600m above sea level, that is 15km north of Lake Volvi. The forest area of Vertiskos Mountain begins at the outskirts of the settlement.

Administrative division[edit]

The municipal unit Sochos is subdivided into the following communities:

Population[edit]

The population of the community of Sochos was 3,093 people as of 2011. The population of the municipal unit was 5,830.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.