Omiroupoli

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Omiroupoli
Ομηρούπολη
Location
Omiroupoli is located in Greece
Omiroupoli
Omiroupoli
Coordinates 38°24′N 26°7′E / 38.400°N 26.117°E / 38.400; 26.117Coordinates: 38°24′N 26°7′E / 38.400°N 26.117°E / 38.400; 26.117
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: North Aegean
Regional unit: Chios
Municipality: Chios
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 7,335
 - Area: 155.015 km2 (60 sq mi)
 - Density: 47 /km2 (123 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation: 0 m ­(0 ft)
Postal code: 822 00
Telephone: 22710
Auto: ΧΙ
Website
www.homeroupolis.gr

Omiroupoli (Greek: Ομηρούπολη) is a former municipality in the central part of on the island of Chios, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Chios, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 7,335 people (2001 census). The seat of the municipality was Vrontados (pop. 4,554), the second largest town on the island (after Chios (town)). The next largest towns are Lagkáda (916), Karyaí (763), and Sykiáda (571).

Tradition claims that epic poet Homer (Όμηρος) was born and lived here, thus the name of the municipal unit.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 7,477
2001 7,335

See also[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)

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