Stratoni

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Stratoni
Στρατώνι
Stratoni is located in Greece
Stratoni
Stratoni
Coordinates: 40°31′N 23°49′E / 40.517°N 23.817°E / 40.517; 23.817Coordinates: 40°31′N 23°49′E / 40.517°N 23.817°E / 40.517; 23.817
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Chalkidiki
Municipality Aristotelis
Community[1]
 • Population 1,057 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Stratoni (Greek: Στρατώνι) is a community of 1057 inhabitants (2011 census), situated on the north-eastern coast of the Chalkidiki peninsula, in Northern Greece. It is part of Aristotelis municipality and the municipal unit Stagira-Akanthos.

History[edit]

The main feature of this area is the rich mines, whose activity dates from 600 B.C. In antiquity the city of Stratonicea was located there. Modern Stratoni was built in the 19th century and its first residents were the miners of the local mines. After the Asia Minor Disaster the population increased due to the arrival of refugees from Asia Minor. In 1932 the village suffered great damages from the earthquake in nearby Ierissos.[2][3] Nowadays the mining activity continues to be the main occupation of the residents.

Historical population[edit]

Census Population
1991 1,421
2001 1,174
2011 1,057

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Stratoni". dimosaristoteli.gr. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ιστορία Στρατωνίου". stratoni.net. Retrieved 15 July 2014.