Omiroupoli

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Omiroupoli
Ομηρούπολη
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
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Chios
Municipality Chios
 • Municipal unit 155.015 km2 (59.852 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 7,335
 • Municipal unit density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 822 00
Area code(s) 22710
Vehicle registration 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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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