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The Council of Kalamaria constitutes the second largest council of
the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and also Northern Greece, and ninth in all of
Greece. According to the inventory of 2002, the population of the council amounts
to 87.312 people, against the 80.698 residents. The increase of residents in the
region amounts to 8,2%. Women constitute 52% (45.535) of the total population,
an increase of 12,4% in the last decade.
However, the increasing population does not compare with the percentage
of births in the Municipality, but is due to relocation of families from other
parts of Thessaloniki. The age-related structure of population does not differ
from that of remainder Greece. In Kalamaria according to the census made in 1991,
15,2% of the total population was individuals aged over 60 years.
The rate of unemployment, according to the inventory 1991, is calculated
at 6,9% the number of unemployed individuals in the region is calculated at 2.175.
Unemployment appears to affect women more than men, 1.129 women compared to 1.046
unemployed men. Unemployment in young people age 25-29 has increased, numbering
This text is cited March 2005 from the Municipality of Kalamaria URL below
Refugees of 1922
The refugees communities in Thessaloniki
Bearing names that often recall the lost homelands (Nea Varna, Saranda
Ekklisies, Neo Kordelio, etc.), a series of new communities sprouted up on the
outskirts of the traditional city, to the west, after the swamps were drained
beyond Vardaris Square (1930) and the eastern sector expanded (Aretsou).
Most of them were shanty towns, thrown together in a hundred different
ways but mainly closely packed and jerry-built, in order to provide shelter for
some 100,000 refugees from Asia
Minor, Thrace and the Black Sea (Pontus). A typical example of a refugee settlement
was Kalamaria, a whole municipality nowadays, created by the vitality and industriousness
of people from the Black Sea.
By kind permission of:Ekdotike Athenon
This text is cited Nov 2003 from the Macedonian Heritage URL below, which contains image.
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