Skydra
Σκύδρα
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Skydra is located in Greece
Skydra
Skydra
Location within the region
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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 is located in Skydra municipality
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