Agia, Larissa

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Agia is located in Greece
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 39°43′N 22°45′E / 39.717°N 22.750°E / 39.717; 22.750Coordinates: 39°43′N 22°45′E / 39.717°N 22.750°E / 39.717; 22.750
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Larissa
 • Municipality 661.79 km2 (255.52 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 189.49 km2 (73.16 sq mi)
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 11,470
 • Municipality density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 5,855
 • Municipal unit density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Population 3,169 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 27.150
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 400 03
Vehicle registration ΡΙ

Agia (Greek: Αγιά, also written Ayia) is a village and a municipality in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Agia is located east of Larissa and south of Melivoia. The Mavrovouni mountains dominate the south and the Aegean Sea lies to the east.


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

The municipality Agia has an area of 661.79 km2, the municipal unit Agia has an area of 189.487 km2, and the community Agia has an area of 27.150 km2.[3]


The municipal unit of Agia is divided into the following communities:


The province of Agia (Greek: Επαρχία Αγιάς) was one of the provinces of the Larissa Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[4] It was abolished in 2006.


Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1981 3,454 - -
1991 4,014 7,411 -
2001 3,027 6,458 -
2011 3,169 5,855 11,470


Agia became part of Greece, along with most of Thessaly, in 1881. Forests near Agia were affected by the 2007 Greek forest fires, leaving tens homeless. The fire consumed approximately 100 km² on Mavrovouni.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03.  (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)