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Magnesia Prefecture

Magnesia Prefecture
Νομός Μαγνησίας
Former prefecture
Location of Magnesia Prefecture in Greece
Location of Magnesia Prefecture in Greece
Country Greece
Periphery Thessaly
Established 1899
Disestablished 2011
Capital Volos
 • Total 2,367 km2 (914 sq mi)
Area rank List of the prefectures of Greece by area
Population (2001)
 • Total 193,439
 • Rank List of the prefectures of Greece by population
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)

Magnesia Prefecture (Greek: Νομός Μαγνησίας) was one of the prefectures of Greece. Its capital was Volos. It was established in 1899 from the Larissa Prefecture. The prefecture was disbanded on 1 January 2011 by the Kallikratis programme, and split into the regional units of Magnesia and the Sporades.

The toponym is ancient to the region.

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