Almopia

Almopia
Αλμωπία
Location
Almopia is located in Greece
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Almopia
Coordinates 40°58′N 22°3′E / 40.967°N 22.05°E / 40.967; 22.05Coordinates: 40°58′N 22°3′E / 40.967°N 22.05°E / 40.967; 22.05
Government
Country: Greece
Region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Pella
Population statistics (as of 2001)
Municipality
 - Population: 29,354
 - Area: 980.9 km2 (379 sq mi)
 - Density: 30 /km2 (78 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Almopia (Greek: Αλμωπία, Macedonian: Меглен, Meglen, Turkish: Karadjova) is a municipality and a former province (επαρχία) of the Pella peripheral unit in Macedonia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Aridaia.[1] One of the regions of ancient Macedon, north-west of Bottiaea, it corresponds roughly to the Moglena region of medieval and modern times.[2] Ancient towns of Almopia were Horma, Apsalos and Europos[3]. Almops the giant was considered the eponym of the region and the tribe Almopes, that were expelled by the Macedonians during the reign of Alexander I.[4] Until the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922) and the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1924, Pomaks inhabited a large part of the regions of Moglena.[5]

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Municipality

The municipality Almopia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[1]

Province

The province of Almopia (Greek: Επαρχία Αλμωπίας) was one of the three provinces of Pella Prefecture. It was abolished in 2006.

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