Polygyros

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Statistics
Prefecture: Chalkidiki (capital)
Province: Chalkidiki (capital)
Location:
Latitude:
Longitude:

40.9725/40°22'28" N lat.
23.943L/23°26'36" E long
Population: (1991)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

  10,278

 
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:
 -highest:

about 300 m
426 m (centre)
about 1,100 m (Cholomontas)
Number of communities: -
Postal code: 631 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-23710 (030-23710)-2
Municipal code: 5210
Car designation: XA (Chalkidiki)
3-letter abbreviation: PLG Polygyros
Name of inhabitants: - sing.
s pl.
Address of administration: 50 Polytechniou St
Polygyros 631 00

Polygyros is the capital of Chalkidiki prefecture in Macedonia, with a population of 5,000. Polygyros is the largest community in Chalkidiki, but the municipality is not the largest. Polygyros is south of GR-16 (Thessaloniki - Arnaia). Polygyros is located SE of Thessaloniki, NE of Nea Moudania, NW of Sithonia and S of Arnaia. The town is built in the shape of an ampitheatre on a plateau on the south west side of the mountain Holomontas. Polygyros is famous for its carnival celebrations, which attracts visitors from around Greece. A nearby location called "Panagia" ("Virgin Mary") is the setting of a famous religious celebration on August 15th.

Sites of interest

Other

Polygyros has schools, lyceums, a gymnasium, banks, a post office, and squares (plateies).

Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population
1981 5,239 - -
1991 4,501 -728/-13.9% 10,278
2001 - - -

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