Paionia (municipality)

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Paionia

Παιονία
Skyline of Paionia
Paionia is located in Greece
Paionia
Paionia
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Peonias.png
Coordinates: 41°00′N 22°34′E / 41.000°N 22.567°E / 41.000; 22.567Coordinates: 41°00′N 22°34′E / 41.000°N 22.567°E / 41.000; 22.567
CountryGreece
Geographic regionMacedonia
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitKilkis
Area
 • Municipality919.3 km2 (354.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
28,493
 • Municipality density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Paionia (Greek: Παιονία, pronounced [peoˈnia]) is a municipality in the Kilkis regional unit of Central Macedonia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Polykastro;[2] the municipality is named after the ancient region of Paeonia. It has an area of 919.276 km2.[3]

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Paionia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Province[edit]

The province of Paionia (Greek: Επαρχία Παιονίας) was one of the provinces of the Kilkis Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Paionia, except the municipal unit Polykastro,[4] 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 ‹See Tfd›(in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). (39 MB) ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) ‹See Tfd›(in French)