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Agios Georgio, Thessaloniki

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Agios Georgios is a municipality in the Thessaloniki Prefecture, Greece. It had a population of 5,466 residents in 2001. The seat of the municipality is in Asprovalta. Thessaloniki had a population of 1,099,598 inhabitants in 2005, living within an area of 3,683 square kilometers with a population density of 298.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.Thessaloniki, a nomos or prefecture in Greece, contains Thessaloniki, Lagana and the northern portion of the Chalcidicean peninsula. The prefecture is the second in Greece in population and the largest in Macedonia as well as northern Greece.

The prefecture stretches from the Thermian Gulf to the Strymon Gulf. The Thermian Gulf is to the southwest while the Strymon Gulf is in the east. Two bodies of water stretch to the north, the Lagkada Lagoon in the heart of the prefecture and Lake Volvi to the east. The Thessaloniki Prefecture was created when Thessaloniki joined with the rest of Greece during the First Balkan War in 1913. The area then was the largest in Greece covering about 7 percent of all of Greece. Pella split in 1930, Kilkis prefecture split in 1937 and after World War II in 1947, Imathia and Pieria split from the Thessaloniki prefecture. Its climate includes hot Mediterranean summers and cool to mild winters in low lying areas and its plains. Winter is very common in areas 500 meters above sea level and into the mountains.

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