Ampelonas

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Ampelonas
Αμπελώνας
Ampelonas is located in Greece
Ampelonas
Ampelonas
Coordinates: 39°45′N 22°22′E / 39.750°N 22.367°E / 39.750; 22.367Coordinates: 39°45′N 22°22′E / 39.750°N 22.367°E / 39.750; 22.367
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Larissa
Municipality Tyrnavos
 • Municipal unit 154.7 km2 (59.7 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 8,407
 • Municipal unit density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΙ

Ampelonas (Greek: Αμπελώνας, before 1928: Καζακλάρ - Kazaklar[2]) is a village and a former municipality in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Tyrnavos, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] Population 8,407 (2001).

Ampelonas is a rural area and its main product are grapes and of course, wine and tsipouro made from the grapes. Cotton, cereals, corn as well as almonds, pears and peaches are grown in Ampelonas. Moreover there are cultivations of fruits and vegetables like cabbages, peppers, tomatoes, melons, watermelons etc. In Ampelonas there is also a famous "Wine Festival", held once a year since 1959.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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