Plataies

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Plataies

Πλαταιές
City of Plataies, near the ruins of old Plataea. Location of the 479 BCE Battle of Plataea.
City of Plataies, near the ruins of old Plataea. Location of the 479 BCE Battle of Plataea.
Plataies is located in Greece
Plataies
Plataies
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°14′N 23°13′E / 38.233°N 23.217°E / 38.233; 23.217Coordinates: 38°14′N 23°13′E / 38.233°N 23.217°E / 38.233; 23.217
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitBoeotia
MunicipalityThebes
 • Municipal unit172.533 km2 (66.615 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
4,908
 • Municipal unit density28/km2 (74/sq mi)
Community
 • Population947 (2011)
 • Area (km2)37.321
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΒΙ

Plataies (Greek: Πλαταιές), anciently Kokhla,[2][3][4] is a village and a former municipality in Boeotia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Thebes, of which it is a municipal unit;[5] the municipal unit has an area of 172.533 km2, the community 37.321 km2.[6] Population 4,908 (2011); the seat of the former municipality was in Kaparelli.

View of Plataies and surrounding area from above.
Ruins of Plataea.

The village is next to the ruins of the ancient city of Plataea and near the site of the Battle of Plataea.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Perdicaris, G. A. (1846). The Greece of the Greeks. Paine & Burgess. p. 127.
  3. ^ 19th century map
  4. ^ Smith, James Reuel (1922). Springs and wells in Greek and Roman literature, their legends and locations. New York, G. P. Putnam's sons. p. 198.
  5. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  6. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.