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Agia, Larissa

Agia
Αγιά
Agia is located in Greece
Agia
Agia
Coordinates:
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Larissa
Area
 • Municipality 668.3 km2 (258.0 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 133 km2 (51 sq mi)
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 11,470
 • Municipality density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 5,855
 • Municipal unit density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Community
 • Population 3169
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
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.

Municipality

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]

Subdivisions

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

Province

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.[3] It was abolished in 2006.

Population

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

History

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.

See also

External links

  • Agia (municipality) on GTP Travel Pages
  • Agia (town) on GTP Travel Pages

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)
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