Oreoi

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Oreoi
Ωρεοί
Location
Oreoi is located in Greece
Oreoi
Oreoi
Coordinates 38°57′N 23°6′E / 38.950°N 23.100°E / 38.950; 23.100Coordinates: 38°57′N 23°6′E / 38.950°N 23.100°E / 38.950; 23.100
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Euboea
Municipality: Istiaia-Aidipsos
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 3,017
 - Area: 49.9 km2 (19 sq mi)
 - Density: 60 /km2 (157 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 1,209
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΧΑ

Oreoi (Greek: Ωρεοί) is a village and a former municipality in Euboea, Greece. It was named after the ancient town Oreus. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Istiaia-Aidipsos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 3,392 (2001). It is situated on the northwest coast of the island Euboea, by the Oreoi Strait that connects the Aegean Sea with the North Euboean Gulf. The small port Agiokampos, 5 km west of Oreoi, is served by ferries to Glyfa on the mainland.

A large marble statue of a bull from a funerary monument of the 4th century B.C. was raised from the harbour of Oreoi in 1965, and is exhibited in the town.[3]

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Oreoi is subdivided into the following communities (2011 census population in square brackets):[1]

  • Oreoi [1,209]
  • Kastaniotissa [224]
  • Neos Pyrgos [786]
  • Taxiarchis [798]

History[edit]

Further information: Oreus

Oreoi was named after the ancient town Oreus, that was also known as Histiaea. Oreus was situated at the eastern edge of the present village Oreoi. Oreoi was part of the municipality of Istiaia until 1912, when it became a separate community. It was elevated to municipality status in 1997.[4] The last mayor of Oreoi, before it was merged into the new municipality Istiaia-Aidipsos, was Ioannis Stamatiou, elected in 2006.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Hellenic Ministry of Culture at odysseus.culture.gr
  4. ^ EETAA local government changes
  5. ^ "Municipal Elections, Municipality of Oreoi, Evia, 2006 Results". Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2011-01-30.  (Greek)