Stylida

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Stylida
Στυλίδα
2010 Dimos Stylidas.svg
Location
Stylida is located in Greece
Stylida
Stylida
Coordinates 38°55′N 22°37′E / 38.917°N 22.617°E / 38.917; 22.617Coordinates: 38°55′N 22°37′E / 38.917°N 22.617°E / 38.917; 22.617
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Phthiotis
Mayor: Apostolos Gletsos
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 12,750
 - Area: 462.4 km2 (179 sq mi)
 - Density: 28 /km2 (71 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 6,126
Community
 - Population: 5,011
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΜΙ
Website
http://www.stylida.gr

Stylida (Greek: Στυλίδα) is a town and a municipality in Phthiotis, Greece. The population of the municipal unit was 6,126 (2011).

History[edit]

First mention of the town of Stylida was during ancient times when the town was named Phalara (Greek: Φάλαρα). The town has many ancient buildings and artifacts, such as the wall near the church of Agia Ekaterini, the tombs located near Karkali street and a mosaic under the Eleftheriou Venizelou street.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Stylida was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Geography[edit]

The port town Stylida is situated on the northern shore of the Malian Gulf, and at the southern foot of Mount Othrys, It is 15 km east of Lamia, the capital of Phthiotis. The Greek National Road 1 passes through the town.

Twin towns[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)