Trikala, Imathia

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Trikala is located in Greece
Coordinates: 40°36′N 22°33′E / 40.600°N 22.550°E / 40.600; 22.550Coordinates: 40°36′N 22°33′E / 40.600°N 22.550°E / 40.600; 22.550
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Imathia
Municipality Alexandreia
Municipal unit Platy
 • Population 1,415 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration HM

Trikala (Greek: Τρίκαλα) is a town in the eastern part of Imathia, Greece. The town (2011 census population 1,415) is in the municipal unit of Platy. It is situated between the Aliakmon and Loudias rivers, southeast of Alexandreia.


Year Population
1981 1,653
1991 1,725
2001 1,710
2011 1,415


The origins of Trikala can be traced back to the late 18th century. The church of Agios Dimitrios (St.Demetrius) was built in 1750. The original name of the town, before the first refugees from Northern Thrace in Bulgaria arrived in 1925, was Karyes (meaning walnut trees), the current name, Trikala, means "thrice good".

Trikala was in Ottoman Empire until the Balkan Wars of 1913, afterwards, it became part of Greece. The majority of the population of Trikala to this day is made up by immigrants arriving from the Northern Thrace[2] region of Bulgaria after a mutual population exchange between the two countries and their descendants.[3] In 1935, Trikala saw an influx of Sarakatsani settlers. Some refugees from Pontus arrived before 1940.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ The region was the Ottoman autonomous province Eastern Rumelia from 1878 to 1908 (from 1885 de facto part of Bulgaria) and is sometimes referred by that name in Greek literature even outside this period.
  3. ^ Terzidis Moschos, Oi Monasthriotes tis Anatolikis Rumelias, Chronika tis ermarchias Domokou vol.1, 1980. Retrieved 2010-01-16
  4. ^ (in Greek). Trikala Municipality. Retrieved 2010-01-17.