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Abdera (Municipality, Greece)


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Flag of Abdera, current and former versions - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 21 January 2015

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Presentation of Abdera

The municipality of Abdera (19,005 inhabitants in 2011; 31,480 ha) was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the three former municipalities of Abdera (3,341 inh.), Selero (Σέλερο, 4,509 inh.), and Vistonida (Βιστωνίδα, 10,147 inh.).

Olivier Touzeau, 27 October 2012

Flag of Abdera

The flag of Abdera (photo, photo) is white with the municipal emblem (image) adopted in February 2012.
The emblem depicts the center of a ionic column, on the left Democritus, on the right a carnivorous horse of Diomedes, and below a wave and a green leaf. The emblem represents the classical past, history and thought of the philosophers of Abdera, the momentum of the man-eating horses of Diomedes, the lakes and seas of the municipality, the tobacco and celery from the region for its rural economy.

The former flag of Abdera (Kokkonis website) was very light pink with the former municipal emblem (image) in the center.
The emblem, adopted in 1999, shows a rosette coming from the Byzantine acropolis in Abdera, on which can be seen a portrait of the famous philosoph Democritus, who was a citizen of Abdera, and a griffin, which was the emblem of the ancient city and which protected the secrets of sea embracing the municipality.

Olivier Touzeau & Paraskevas Renesis, 21 January 2015

Former municipality of Vistonida

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Former flag of Vistonida - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 24 July 2013

The former municipality of Vistonida was named after Lake Vistonida. The flag of of Vistonida (Kokkonis website) was light blue with an outer dark blue and an inner golden border, and its shield-shaped logo in the center.

Ivan Sache, 24 July 2013