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Municipality of Oraiokastro

Organizacja / Organisation Municipality of Oraiokastro Kraj / Country Grecja / Greece (GR) Strona internetowa / Website Kontakt / Contact Stella Zountsa Obszar grantowy / Scheme Projekty Współpracy Europejskiej / European Cooperation Projects Dziedzina / Field Dziedzictwo / Heritage


Projects that deal with local cultural associations and teenagers or and children getting in touch with culture in modern ways




Oraiokastro (Greek: Ωραιόκαστρο) is a municipality in theThessaloniki regional unit, Greece and a suburb of Thessaloniki.The municipality Oraiokastro was formed at the 2011 localgovernment reform by the merger of the following 3 formermunicipalities, that became municipal units:

2)Mygdonia, 3)Oraiokastro.

The municipality Oraiokastro has an area of 217.855 km2.Municipality of Oraiokastro provides well organized services,has adequate structures and personnel, in number andqualifications. Its population is 38,317 inhabitants. While small in population size, the Municipality of Oraiokastrois characterised by increased diversity, both in terms ofgeography and in terms of human geography. As far asgeography is concerned, the Municipality of Oraiokastrocombines urban, sub-urban and rural characteristics. It isthanks to this diversified geographical blend that the needs ofits citizens are also diversified and local policy is thereforedesigned and implemented to take this reality intoconsideration. As far as human geography is concerned, thecitizens of the Municipality descend from different cultural and inguistic subsets of the wider Hellenic heritage, including but not limited to those from Asia Minor and the Black Sea. Whilefully integrated into the contemporary local life for decades, these subsets continue to enrich the local cultural life with their own distinct cultural contribution. Thus, it is no surprise that aplethora of local cultural groups are active within thegeographical limits of the Municipality, preserving a variety of customs, traditions and dialects. Overall, the Municipality ofOraiokastro has the profile of a vibrant and culturally rich localcommunity.


Data publikacji: 11/02/2022

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