Lagkadas
Λαγκαδάς
An aerial picture of Lagkadas.
An aerial picture of Lagkadas.
Lagkadas is located in Greece
Lagkadas
Lagkadas
Coordinates: 40°45′N 23°04′E / 40.750°N 23.067°E / 40.750; 23.067Coordinates: 40°45′N 23°04′E / 40.750°N 23.067°E / 40.750; 23.067
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitThessaloniki
Government
 • MayorIoannis Tachmatzidis (ND; since 019)
Area
 • Municipality1,222.7 km2 (472.1 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit197.411 km2 (76.221 sq mi)
Elevation
113 m (371 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
41,103
 • Municipality density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
19,587
 • Municipal unit density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Community
 • Population7,764 (2011)
 • Area (km2)31.761
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.lagadas.gr

Lagkadas (Greek: Λαγκαδάς, Lagkadás) is a town and municipality in the northeast part of Thessaloniki regional unit, Greece. There are 41103 residents in the municipality and 7764 of them live in the town of Lagkadas.[2] Lagkadas is located northeast of Thessaloniki, at a distance of about 20 km from its center and at an altitude of about 130m, in the center of the valley of Mygdonia, through which Alexander the Great passed at his campaigns and also the Apostle Paul towards Thessaloniki and Athens. The climate is continental. Nearby is Lake Koroneia (or Lake Lagkada). The inhabitants of Lagkadas participated in the revolution of 1821, with the most famous fighter being Stavros Tzanis, who took part in many battles in southern Greece. The consequence was the destruction of the town in retaliation. During the Macedonian Struggle, the people of Lagkadas offered a lot, with the main Macedonian warrior, the chief Christos Dremlis.

Municipality

The municipality of Lagkadas was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 7 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

The municipality of Langadas has an area of 1,222.65 km2, the municipal unit Lagkadas has an area of 197.411 km2, and the community Lagkadas has an area of 31.761 km2.[4] Lagkadas is well known for the famous thermal spa[5]

Climate

Lagkadas has a continental climate with significant temperature variations between winter and summer. On the 3rd of August 2021 the official meteorological station of the National Observatory of Athens in Lagkadas registered 47.1°C. [6]


Population

The historical evolution of the population of Langadas town is as follows:

Census [1] Population
1940 5.859
1951 7.660
1961 6.752
1971 6.708
1981 7.589
1991 6.280
2001 7.259
2011 7.764

Notable natives

Transport

North of Lagkadas passes the Egnatia Odos (junction 24) connecting it with Thessaloniki. Lagkadas is connected to Thessaloniki by line 83 of OASTH (public buses).

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Hellenic Statistical Authority: 2011 Population-Housing Census
  3. ^ "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  5. ^ "Thermal Springs Lagkada (Thessaloniki) - 2019 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)". TripAdvisor.
  6. ^ "Meteo.gr: Ξεπέρασε τους 47 βαθμούς η θερμοκρασία τη Τρίτη 03/08 - Σε 205 περιοχές ήταν μεγαλύτερη των 40 βαθμών".