Prosotsani
Προσοτσάνη
Prosotsani
Prosotsani
Prosotsani is located in Greece
Prosotsani
Prosotsani
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Prosotsanis.svg
Coordinates: 41°11′N 23°58′E / 41.183°N 23.967°E / 41.183; 23.967Coordinates: 41°11′N 23°58′E / 41.183°N 23.967°E / 41.183; 23.967
CountryGreece
Administrative regionEast Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unitDrama
Area
 • Municipality481.8 km2 (186.0 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit419.0 km2 (161.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
13,066
 • Municipality density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
9,065
 • Municipal unit density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Community
 • Population3,553 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΡΜ

Prosotsani (Greek: Προσοτσάνη, until 1925: Greek: Προσωτσάνη - Prosotsani, from 1925 until 1940: Greek: Πυρσόπολις - Pyrsopolis[2]) 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.[3]

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:[4]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΕΕΤΑΑ-Διοικητικές Μεταβολές των Οικισμών". www.eetaa.gr. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.