Moudros

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Moudros
Μούδρος
Location
Moudros is located in Greece
Moudros
Moudros
Coordinates 39°52′N 25°16′E / 39.867°N 25.267°E / 39.867; 25.267Coordinates: 39°52′N 25°16′E / 39.867°N 25.267°E / 39.867; 25.267
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: North Aegean
Regional unit: Lemnos
Municipality: Lemnos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 4,842
 - Area: 185.1 km2 (71 sq mi)
 - Density: 26 /km2 (68 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 1,039
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: MY

Moudros (Greek: Μούδρος) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Lemnos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lemnos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It covers the entire eastern peninsula of the island, with a land area of 185.127 km², covering 38.8% of the island's territory. The municipal seat was the town of Moúdros (pop. 1,039). Its next largest town is Kontopoúli (661). The municipal unit's total population was 4,842 in the 2001 census.

History[edit]

During the Dardanelles Campaign of the First World War, Moudros and its harbour were used as an Allied base, commanded by Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss.

On 30 October 1918, it was the site of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros, which saw the end of hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies.

View of Moudros during the Dardanelles Campaign, with a French military wine store in the foreground and a hospital in the background.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Moudros is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

External links[edit]

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)