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View of the central square of Aridaia.
Coordinates 40°58′N 22°3′E / 40.967°N 22.050°E / 40.967; 22.050Coordinates: 40°58′N 22°3′E / 40.967°N 22.050°E / 40.967; 22.050

Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Pella
Districts: 17
Mayor: Dimitris Pasois  (PASOK)
(since: 2011)
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 20,313
 - Area: 562.91 km2 (217 sq mi)
 - Density: 36 /km2 (93 /sq mi)
 - Population: 7,057
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 70–98 m ­(230–322 ft)
Postal code: 584 00
Telephone: 23840-2
Auto: ΕΕ

Aridaía (Greek: Αριδαία) is a town and a former municipality in the Pella regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Almopia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It was the capital of the former Almopia eparchy. It is located in the northwest corner of the Pella regional unit, bordering the southern part of the Republic of Macedonia and the northeast corner of the Florina regional unit. Its land area is 562.910 km2 (217.341 sq mi). The population of Aridaia proper is 12,600, while that of the entire municipal unit is 20,213 (2001 census).[3] Its largest other towns are Prómachoi (pop. 1,825), Sosándra (1,206), Ápsalos (1,178), Loutráki (1,163), Polykárpi (1,071), Tsákoi (1,020), Voreinó (871), and Χifianí (850). The municipal unit is divided into 17 communities.


External links

  • Official site of the municipality of Almopia

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