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Panorama of Pythagoreio.
Panorama of Pythagoreio.
Pythagoreio is located in Greece
Coordinates 37°42′N 26°57′E / 37.700°N 26.950°E / 37.700; 26.950Coordinates: 37°42′N 26°57′E / 37.700°N 26.950°E / 37.700; 26.950
Country: Greece
Administrative region: North Aegean
Regional unit: Samos
Municipality: Samos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 9,003
 - Area: 164.7 km2 (64 sq mi)
 - Density: 55 /km2 (142 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΜΟ
View of the harbour

Pythagoreio (Greek: Πυθαγόρειο) is a former municipality on the island of Samos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it is part of the municipality Samos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 9,003 (2001). It is the largest municipal unit in land area on Samos, at 164.662 km2 (63.576 sq mi). It shares the island with the municipal units of Vathy, Karlovasi, and Marathokampos.

The seat of the municipality was the town of Pythagoreio, formerly known as Tigani. The town was renamed in 1955 to honour the locally born mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras. The port of the town is considered to be the oldest man-made port of the Mediterranean Sea.[3]

The small village of Mavratzeoi (363 inhabitants) has been twinned with the City of Athens.

Famous people[edit]

Statue of Pythagoras, located at the harbour

See also[edit]

Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, for the Unesco Word Heritage site Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos in Pythagoreio


  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)
  3. ^ - The Official Website of the Municipality of Pythagorio. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
  4. ^ a b - The Official Website of the Municipality of Pythagorio. Retrieved 2008-07-28.

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