Skydra
Σκύδρα
Skydra
Skydra
Location within the region
Coordinates: 40°46′N 22°9′E / 40.767°N 22.150°E / 40.767; 22.150Coordinates: 40°46′N 22°9′E / 40.767°N 22.150°E / 40.767; 22.150
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitPella
Area
 • Municipality239.525 km2 (92.481 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit120.963 km2 (46.704 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
20,188
 • Municipality density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
15,613
 • Municipal unit density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Community
 • Population5,406 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
585 00
Area code(s)23810
Vehicle registrationΕΕ
Websitewww.skydra.gr

Skydra (Greek: Σκύδρα, pronounced [scˈiðra] in modern Greek, before 1926: Βερτεκόπ - Vertekop,[2] Slavic: Вртикоп, Vrtikop) is a municipality in the Pella regional unit of Macedonia in Greece.

Municipality

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

The municipality has an area of 239.525 km2, the municipal unit 120.963 km2.[4]

Municipal unit of Skydra

Division of the municipal unit Skidra with total population 15,613 (2011). The 11 communities of Skydra are:

Map Municipal district Population
Skidra
Skidra
Skidra 5,406
Arseni 1,396
Aspro 808
Dafni 679
Kalyvia 1,095
Lipochori 1,031
Mavrovouni 1,006
Nea Zoi 151
Petraia (community)
- Petraia (village)
- Loutrochori
- Plevroma
1,637
- 918
- 458
- 261
Rizo 1,012
Sevastiana 1,392
Municipal unit of Skydra 15,613
The central church
The central church

History

In Skydra there is an ancient settlement in Mandalo. The foundations of a monumental building that probably was a temple of Zeus have been uncovered.[5]

Oral History

Ioannis Chrissochoidis on Pontian Greeks settling in Skydra (1919-1940).

Historical Population

Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1991 4,562 15,237 -
2001 5,081 15,654 -
2011 5,406 15,613 20,188

Sporting teams

The town hosts two football clubs:

In addition, Skydra has a volleyball team, Aristotelis Skydras V.C., which recently was promoted at the A2 Volleyball League.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  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.
  5. ^ Pella museum, Skydra