Andros (town)

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Andros
Άνδρος
Andros town
Andros town
Location
Andros is located in Greece
Andros
Andros
Coordinates 37°50′N 24°56′E / 37.833°N 24.933°E / 37.833; 24.933Coordinates: 37°50′N 24°56′E / 37.833°N 24.933°E / 37.833; 24.933
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: South Aegean
Regional unit: Andros
Municipality: Andros
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 4,107
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: EM

Andros (Greek: Άνδρος), also called Chora (Χώρα, "main town"), is a town and a former municipality on the island of Andros, in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andros, of which it is a municipal unit, and shares the island of Andros with the municipal units of Korthio and Ydrousa. [2] Its population was 4,107 inhabitants at the 2001 census.

It has a mix of post-World War I neoclassical mansions with vernacular Cycladic houses. The town squares are paved with marble. At the end of the headland are two islands. The first, linked to the mainland by a brick bridge, with a ruined Venetian castle and the second with a lighthouse. There are four museums: the extensive Archaeological Museum, Museum of Modern Art, a Nautical Museum and a Folklore Museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)