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Irakleia (Ηράκλεια) is a former municipality in the Serres peripheral unit, Central Macedonia, Greece. Population 13,173 (2001). The seat of the municipality was the town of Irakleia, which was formerly known as "Lower Jumaya" (in Turkish: Barakli Cuma; in Bulgarian: Долна Джумая, Dolna Dzhumaya;[1][2] and in Aromanian: Giumala de Jos).


Irakleia is c. 27 NW of the city of Serres. It was named after the ancient site of Irakleia in the region, before 1926 the village was known as Tzumagia-Bairakli.

Division of the former municipality


Giorgos Kaftantzis (1922-1998), author from Irakleia, a square in Serres and a street in Irakleia named to honour his work.

The new municipality Irakleia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]



^ D.M.Brancoff. "La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne". Paris, 1905, p.104, under the name of Barakli Djoumaia
^ Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Έθνους. Εκδοτική Αθηνών, Αθήνα 1978. ISBN 960-213-110-1, σελ. 228-229; Map of the Italian Instituto Geografico de Agostini, showing the distribution of schools, churches, monasteries in the Ottoman vilayet of Saloniki
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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