Skydra

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Skydra
Σκύδρα
Location
Skydra is located in Greece
Coordinates 40°46′N 22°9′E / 40.767°N 22.15°E / 40.767; 22.15Coordinates: 40°46′N 22°9′E / 40.767°N 22.15°E / 40.767; 22.15
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 40 m (131 ft)
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: Central Macedonia
Prefecture: Pella
Districts: 11 (13)
Population statistics (as of 2001[1])
City Proper
 - Population: 5,081
 - Area:[2] 7.550 km² (3 sq mi)
 - Density: 673 /km² (1,743 /sq mi)
Municipality
 - Population: 15,654
 - Area: 113.598 km² (44 sq mi)
 - Density: 138 /km² (357 /sq mi)
Codes
Postal: 585 00
Telephone: 23810
Auto: ΕΕ
Website
http://www.skydra.gr/
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Skydra (Greek: Σκύδρα) is a town and municipality of Pella Prefecture in the region of Macedonia in Greece. It has a total population of 5,081 inhabitants in the town and 15,654 inhabitants in the municipality.

Name[change | change source]

During the Ottoman Empite until 1926 Skydra was known with the name Vertikop or Vartikop. The name was derived from the Turkish or Slavic languages. It was named like that because of a river that crossed these places.

References[change | change source]

  1. PDF "(875 KB) 2001 Census" (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ). www.statistics.gr. http://www.statistics.gr/gr_tables/S1101_SAP_1_TB_DC_01_03_Y.pdf PDF. Retrieved 2007-10-30.
  2. (Greek) "Basic Characteristics". Ministry of the Interior. www.ypes.gr. http://www.ypes.gr/topiki.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-07.