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Filippoi is locatit in Greece
Location athin the regional unit
Dimos Filippon.png
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. 1.0 1.1 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 Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. [1].(in Greek) Data from the 2001 census, at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ),