Avlida

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Avlida
Αυλίδα
Location
Avlida is located in Greece
Avlida
Avlida
Coordinates 38°24′N 23°36′E / 38.400°N 23.600°E / 38.400; 23.600Coordinates: 38°24′N 23°36′E / 38.400°N 23.600°E / 38.400; 23.600
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Euboea
Municipality: Chalcis
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 9,306
 - Area: 122.2 km2 (47 sq mi)
 - Density: 76 /km2 (197 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΧΑ

Avlida (Greek: Αυλίδα) or Aulis is a former municipality in Euboea regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Chalcis, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The population was 9,300 inhabitants at the 2011 census, and the land area is 122.235 km². The seat of the municipality was in Vathy. Although part of the Euboea regional unit, it is not located on the island Euboea, but on the mainland, attached to the northeastern part of Boeotia.

Traditionally it is identified with the ancient Aulis, the port from which the Greek army set sail for the Trojan War and the setting for the Euripides play, Iphigenia in Aulis.

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  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)