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Prosotsani

Prosotsani
Προσοτσάνη
Prosotsani
Prosotsani
Prosotsani is located in Greece
Prosotsani
Coordinates:
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Drama
Area
 • Municipality 482.8 km2 (186.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 13,066
 • Municipality density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 9,065
Community
 • Population 3553
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΜ

Prosotsani (Greek: Προσοτσάνη, formerly Πυρσόπολις - Pyrsopolis) is a municipality and town within the municipality located in the western part of the Drama regional unit in Greece. The 2011 census reported a population of 9,065 inhabitants for the municipal unit, and 3,553 for the town.[1] A local attraction is the cave at the source of the Angitis River, located at the village of Angitis in the community of Kokkinogeia.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Municipality 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Prosotsani is a historic town (and a former center of tobacco production) built on the foot of Menekio mountain. It was a sub-district in the Drama sanjak in the Selanik vilayet as "Pürsıçan" before the Balkan Wars.

Municipality

The municipality Prosotsani was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "The Cave of Angitis river". Municipal Company for the Touristic Development of the Angitis River. Archived from the original on 2005-12-08. Retrieved 2005-12-23. 
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

External links

  • Prosotsani - Official Website
  • Prosotsani at GEOnet Names Server
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