Δήμος Σερρών (Σέρρες)
|Region :||Central Macedonia|
|Regional District :||Serres|
|Geographic coordinates :|
|Area :||601.49 km²|
|Residents :||76,817 (2011)|
|Population density :||127.7 inhabitants / km²|
|LAU-1 code no .:||1201|
|Districts :||6 municipal districts|
|Local self-government :||
4 city districts |
20 local communities
|Location in the Central Macedonia region|
Serres ( Greek Σέρρες ( f. Pl. ), Older also Serre Σέρραι, Bulgarian Сяр Sjar , Turkish Serez ) is a town and municipality ( Dimos Serron Δήμος Σερρών) in the Greek region of Central Macedonia . Serres was also the capital of Serres Prefecture until 2010 . With the administrative reform in 2010, five neighboring communities were incorporated into Serres. The city of Serres, which is the administrative center of the municipality, had 58,287 inhabitants in 2011.
This is also where the Panserraikos football team is based.
Serres is located in the northwest-southeast running plain of the Strymonas River roughly in the middle and the eastern boundary at the foot of the mountains Kouskouras (altitude 1623 m), Menikio (altitude 1963 m) and Vrondous (altitude 1849 m). The Strymonas River runs south of the city; The Belitsa Canal runs between Strymonas and the city and is part of the irrigation system of the agriculturally intensively used Strymonas plain. The Kerkini reservoir is located northwest of the city.
Statue of Emmanouil Pappas
Serres is a center for trade with the Balkans .
Serres is an important traffic junction in the Greek province of Macedonia, especially for traffic to and from Bulgaria. This will be handled on the national road 12 ( Thessaloniki -Lefkonas-Serres- Kavala ) and the national road 63 (Lefkonas-Sidirokastro-Promachonas-Bulgaria). According to the importance of the national highways are also the European route 79 ( Sofia -Thessaloniki). The national road 63 and the section of the national road 12 from Serres to Thessaloniki will in future be replaced by the motorway 12 , which is currently under construction .
The train station of Serres is located on the 1896 opened railway line Thessaloniki-Alexandroupoli . This also has a connection to Bulgaria, which branches off at the Strymonas station north of Serres .
sons and daughters of the town
- Angelos Charisteas (* 1980), Greek soccer player who became famous for his unique header goals at the 2004 European Championship.
- Konstantinos Chrysogonos (* 1961), Greek politician
- Moshe Cohen (1883-1961), Turkish-Jewish intellectual and sociologist, later as munis tekinalp known
- Maria Tziatzi-Papagianni (* 1965), Greek author for children and young people
- Ioannis Gelios, Greek football player ( goalkeeper ) who is under contract with FC Augsburg
- Bedri Noyan (1912–1997), longtime spiritual director ( Dedebaba ) of the Bektashi order in Turkey
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Serres
- Results of the 2011 census at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΛ.ΣΤΑΤ) ( Memento from June 27, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (Excel document, 2.6 MB)