Coordinates: 39°35′N 22°04′E / 39.583°N 22.067°E / 39.583; 22.067Coordinates: 39°35′N 22°04′E / 39.583°N 22.067°E / 39.583; 22.067
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Trikala
  Municipality 368.67 km2 (142.34 sq mi)
  Municipal unit 219.78 km2 (84.86 sq mi)
Elevation 248 m (814 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
  Municipality 13,396
  Municipality density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
  Municipal unit 5,877
  Municipal unit density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
  Population 2,052 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΤΚ
Website www.e-farkadona.gov.gr

Farkadona (Greek: Φαρκαδόνα, before 1955: Τσιότι - Tsioti[2]) is a municipality in the southeastern Trikala regional unit, part of Thessaly in Greece. In 2011 its population was 2,652 for the town and 13,396 for the municipality. It is located about halfway between the cities Larissa to the east, and Trikala to the west, at about 30 km from both. It is situated in the Thessalian Plain, near the river Pineios. Farkadona is on the Greek National Road 6 (Larissa - Trikala - Ioannina - Igoumenitsa).


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

The municipality has an area of 368.674 km2, the municipal unit 219.776 km2.[4]


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


Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1981 2,117 - -
1991 2,330 7,456 -
2001 2,387 7,093 -
2011 2,052 5,877 13,396


Farkadona is named after the ancient Thessalian town Pharcadon (Ancient Greek: Φαρκαδών - Pharkadon). The ruins of ancient Pharcadon are located on a hill near the village of Klokotos,[5] 5 km southwest of the modern town. The modern town of Farkadona was known as Tsioti before 1955.[2]


  1. 1 2 "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. 1 2 Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  4. "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  5. PHARKADON Thessaly, Greece, entry in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites.
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