Visaltia

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Visaltia

Βισαλτία
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Visaltia is located in Greece
Visaltia
Visaltia
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 40°59′N 23°25′E / 40.983°N 23.417°E / 40.983; 23.417Coordinates: 40°59′N 23°25′E / 40.983°N 23.417°E / 40.983; 23.417
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitSerres
Area
 • Municipality658.3 km2 (254.2 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit144.3 km2 (55.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
20,030
 • Municipality density30/km2 (79/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
4,755
 • Municipal unit density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΕΡ

Visaltia (Greek: Βισαλτία, Greek pronunciation: [visalˈti.a]) is a municipality in the Serres regional unit, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Nigrita.[2] It was named after the ancient region Bisaltia. The ancient city of Berge is located here.[3]

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Visaltia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

The municipality has an area of 658.333 km2, the municipal unit 144.255 km2.[4]

Province[edit]

The province of Visaltia (Greek: Επαρχία Βισαλτίας) was one of the provinces of the Serres Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Visaltia, and part of the municipal unit Strymoniko.[5] It was abolished in 2006.

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 (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Archaeologists unearth ancient city of Verge in Serres" 16 November 2005, Embassy of Greece, Washington, DC
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  5. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)