Visaltia

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Visaltia
Βισαλτία
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Visaltia is located in Greece
Visaltia
Visaltia
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Serres
Area
 • Municipality 658.3 km2 (254.2 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 144.3 km2 (55.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 20,030
 • Municipality density 30/km2 (79/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 4,755
 • Municipal unit density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΕΡ

Visaltia (Greek: Βισαλτία) 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.

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