Ouranoupoli

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Ouranoupoli
Ουρανούπολη
Panoramic view of Ouranoupoli.
Panoramic view of Ouranoupoli.
Location
Ouranoupoli is located in Greece
Ouranoupoli
Ouranoupoli
Coordinates 40°20′N 23°59′E / 40.333°N 23.983°E / 40.333; 23.983Coordinates: 40°20′N 23°59′E / 40.333°N 23.983°E / 40.333; 23.983
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Chalkidiki
Municipality: Aristotelis
Municipal unit: Stagira-Akanthos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Community
 - Population: 960
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΧΚ

Ouranoupoli (Greek: Ουρανούπολη, formerly Ouranopolis, en. "City of Heaven") is an ancient city and a modern village in Chalcidice. It was founded by Cassander and his brother Alexarchus in the late 4th century BC.[2] The village is today called Ouranoupoli.

Location[edit]

The old tower at the beach.
The 25th of March, Independence Day. Children parade in Ouranopolis.

The village of Ouranoupoli is situated on the coastline in the northwest part (the very beginning) of the Athos peninsula, part of the bigger Chalkidiki peninsula. It is the last settlement before the border with the monks republic of Mount Athos (the Holy Mountain). The village houses the Christian Chalkidiki Exhibition at the old tower.

The city of Thessaloniki is in about 140 km road distance from here.

Sister cities[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. ^ Tarn, p. 12. "Unmistakeable, though not Seleucid, is Ouranopolis in Pamphylia; it was a colony from Ouranopolis in Chalcidice, the city founded by Cassander's brother Alexarchus."

Sources[edit]

  • Tarn, William Woodthorpe. The Greeks in Bactria & India, 1950.

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