Domokos

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Domokos
Δομοκός
Domokos
Domokos
Domokos is located in Greece
Domokos
Domokos
Coordinates: 39°08′N 22°18′E / 39.133°N 22.300°E / 39.133; 22.300Coordinates: 39°08′N 22°18′E / 39.133°N 22.300°E / 39.133; 22.300
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Phthiotis
Area
 • Municipality 707.5 km2 (273.2 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 11,495
 • Municipality density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 4,633
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΜΙ

Domokos (Greek: Δομοκός), the ancient Thaumacus or Thaumacie,[2] is a town and a municipality in Phthiotis, Greece. The town Domokos is the seat of the municipality of Domokos[3] and of the former Domokos Province. The town is built on a mountain slope overlooking the plain of Thessaly, 36km from the city of Lamia.

History[edit]

The ancient diocese of Domokos became Greek Orthodox in 1882, but was suppressed in 1899. A parallel series of Latin bishops was begun in 1204, and continued as a titular diocese down to 1943.

The area of Domokos became part of Greece in 1881, when the Ottoman Empire ceded Thessaly and a few adjacent areas to Greece. Until 1899, it was part of the Larissa Prefecture.

Battle of Domokos[edit]

In 1897, during the Greco-Turkish War, about 2,000 Italian volunteers under the command of Giuseppe Garibaldi's son, Ricciotti Garibaldi, helped the Greeks in the battle of Domokos. Among them there was also one of the members of Italian Parliament, Antonio Fratti, who died in fightening. The Turkish Army was victorious over Greek Army.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Domokos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

Province[edit]

The province of Domokos (Greek: Επαρχία Δομοκού) was one of the provinces of Phthiotis. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[4] It was abolished in 2006.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Lewis and Short
  3. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  4. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)