Prespes ( el, Πρέσπες) is a municipality in the
Florina Florina ( el, Φλώρινα, ''Flórina''; known also by some #Name, alternative names) is a town and Municipalities and communities of Greece, municipality in the mountainous northwestern Macedonia (Greece), Macedonia, Greece. Its motto is, ' ...
regional unit,
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. Its population in 2011 was 7,380. The seat of the municipality is in
Laimos Laimos ( el, Λαιμός) is a village in the Florina Regional Unit in West Macedonia Western Macedonia ( el, Δυτική Μακεδονία, translit=Dhitikí Makedhonía, ) is one of the thirteen regions In geography Geography (f ...
. It was named after
Lake Prespa The Lake Prespa is located on the tripoint of North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece. It is a system of two lakes separated by an isthmus: the Great Prespa Lake, divided between the three countries, and the Little Prespa Lake, mostly within Greece. ...

Lake Prespa
, in the western part of the municipality.


The municipality was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities of
Krystallopigi Krystallopigi ( el, Κρυσταλλοπηγή) is a former Communities and Municipalities of Greece, community in Florina (regional unit), Florina regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the muni ...
and Prespes, that became municipal units. The municipality has an area of 515.497 km2, the municipal unit 413.513 km2. According to the 2011 Greek census, Prespes was the least densely populated municipality in the country, with an average of 3.05 residents per square kilometre, and also the smallest municipality, by population size, of the Florina regional unit.


Further reading

* Δημήτρις Πένης
''Πρέσπα η Ελληνική''
2007 Municipalities of Western Macedonia Populated places in Florina (regional unit) {{WMacedonia-geo-stub