Chrysoupolis

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Chrysoupolis is a city in the municipality of Nestos in Kavala prefecture, Macedonia, Greece. Prior to 2011, it was the seat of the Municipality of Chrysoupolis.

Its population in 2001 was 8,004 inhabitants.

History

The current city was built in the 17th century. Its first name was Sar─▒┼čaban. It was wrested by the Bulgarians, from the Turks, during the First Balkan War. On June 11, 1913, during the Second Balkan War, it was liberated by the Greek Army. Until 1929, its name in Greek was Sappaioi.

Chrysoupolis was a community until 1946 when it was promoted to a municipality.