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Filippoi is located in Greece
Location athin the regional unit
Coordinates: 41°1′N 24°17′E / 41.017°N 24.283°E / 41.017; 24.283Coordinates: 41°1′N 24°17′E / 41.017°N 24.283°E / 41.017; 24.283
Admeenistrative regionEast Macedonie an Thrace
Regional unitKavala
78 m (256 ft)
 • Municipal unit
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
640 03
Aurie code(s)2510
Vehicle registrationΚΒ

Filippoi (Greek: Φίλιπποι), is a veelage an a umwhile municipality in the Kavala regional unit, East Macedonie an Thrace, Greece. Syne the 2011 local govrenment reform it is pairt o the municipality Kavala, o which it is a municipal unit.[2] The 2001 census reportit a population o 10,827 for the municipal unit an 896 for the veelage.[3] The ruins o auncient Philippi are locatit in the municipal unit.

The maist important cultural event o the toun is its annual festival, held syne 1957. It taks place in the Auncient Theatre o Filippoi durin the heich saison wi auncient an modern performances, ballets an concerts bi theatrical troupes, orchestras an baunds.[4]

This auncient Greek theatre dates tae 357 B.C. It wis first restored in 1957 bi Dimitris Lazaridis wi a view o hauldin the festival.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
  2. Kallikratis law Archived 2011-05-15 at the Wayback Machine Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. [1].(in Greek) Data from the 2001 census, at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ),
  4. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 13 Julie 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)