Doxato is a small city of the Municipality of Doxaton which was founded by law 2539/4-11-97 (ΦΕΚ Α 244/4-12-97 (Kapodistria Plan) and is located in Drama prefecture, it consists of 4 municipal districts.
The former municipalities of:
and the former communities of:
Municipality seat is Vathyspilo, village of the homonymous municipal district. The first authorities were elected in October 1998. The population was 11113 inhabitants (True Population 11000), according to the 2001 census.
Division in municipal districts
The municipality is the third largest in the prefecture after the Drama and the Prosotsani municipalities.
The city Doxato is around 10 km SE from the city Drama.
Historical population of Doxato
The name Doxato was used since 1600. According to Stavros Mertzidis in the Byzantine period it was called Dokalon.