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Administrative Region : Thessaly
Regional unit : Larissa

Agia (Greek: Αγιά, also written Ayia) is a village and a municipality in the Larissa peripheral unit, Thessaly, Greece. Agia is located east of Larissa and south of Melivoia. The Mavrovouni mountains dominate the south and the Aegean Sea lies to the east. Agia was also the capital of the homonymous province.


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Municipality

The municipality Agia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[1]

Agia
Evrymenes
Lakereia
Melivoia


Subdivisions

The municipal unit of Agia is divided into the following communities:

Agia
Aetolofos
Anavra
Elafos
Gerakari
Megalovryso
Metaxochori
Neromyloi
Potamia


Population
Year Town population Municipality population
1981 3,454 -
1991 4,014 7,411
2001 3,027 6,458

Industry

Its main industry is agriculture with a couple of businesses and services.

History

Agia became part of Greece, along with most of Thessaly, in 1881. Forests near Agia were affected by the 2007 Greek forest fires, leaving tens homeless. The fire consumed approximately 100 km² on Mavrovouni.

See also

List of settlements in the Larissa prefecture

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