Olympos, Karpathos

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Olympos is located in Greece
Coordinates 35°44′N 27°11′E / 35.733°N 27.183°E / 35.733; 27.183Coordinates: 35°44′N 27°11′E / 35.733°N 27.183°E / 35.733; 27.183
Country: Greece
Administrative region: South Aegean
Regional unit: Karpathos
Municipality: Karpathos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 761
 - Area: 104.9 km2 (41 sq mi)
 - Density: 7 /km2 (19 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Olympos (Greek: Όλυμπος) is a village and a former community on the island of Karpathos, in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Karpathos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is located in the northern part of the island. Population 761 (2001). The municipal unit includes Saria Island and the uninhabited islets of Astakída, Atsakidópoúlo, Divoúnia, and Chamilí. The total land area of the community is 104.876 km².

Olympos is also the place of origin of Yannis Philippakis, the frontman of the British band Foals.

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  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)