Aliartos

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Aliartos
Αλιάρτος
The Copais company building in Aliartos
The Copais company building in Aliartos
Aliartos is located in Greece
Aliartos
Aliartos
Coordinates: 38°22.3′N 23°06.3′E / 38.3717°N 23.1050°E / 38.3717; 23.1050Coordinates: 38°22.3′N 23°06.3′E / 38.3717°N 23.1050°E / 38.3717; 23.1050
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Boeotia
Municipality Aliartos
Municipal unit Aliartos
Government
 • Mayor Georgios Dasiotis
Area
 • Municipality 256.507 km2 (99.038 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 148.355 km2 (57.280 sq mi)
Highest elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Lowest elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 10,887
 • Municipality density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 6,094
 • Municipal unit density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 320 01
Area code(s) +30-2368-xxx-xxx
Vehicle registration ΒΙ
Website http://www.aliartos.gov.gr/

Aliartos (Greek: Αλιάρτος) is a small town and municipality in the Boeotia regional unit, Greece, at 109 kilometres from Athens. The 2011 census recorded 10,887 residents in the municipality, 6,094 residents in the municipal unit and 4,847 in the community of Aliartos.[1] Its name comes from the ancient city of Haliartus.

Geography[edit]

Aliartos Lies in the center of the Kopais (Kωπαΐδα) plain. The municipality of Aliartos covers an area of 256.507 km2, the municipal unit of Aliartos 148.355 km2 and the community 66.077 km2.[2]

History[edit]

The modern town of Aliartos is a recent creation. In the early 19th century, the site was occupied by two small agricultural settlements, Moulki (Μούλκι) and Krimpas (Κριμπάς). In 1835, the name of ancient Haliartus was revived for the newly established municipality which encompassed these settlements. Krimpas was renamed to Aliartos in June 1919,[3] but in 1951 the settlement was disbanded and the name was transferred in July 1953 to Moulki.[4] The names of Moulki and Krimpas survive as quarters of the new town.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Aliartos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[5]

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