Thasos (town)

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Thasos
Θάσος
Limenas port of Thasos
Limenas port of Thasos
Location
Thasos is located in Greece
Thasos
Thasos
Coordinates 40°46.5′N 24°42.5′E / 40.7750°N 24.7083°E / 40.7750; 24.7083Coordinates: 40°46.5′N 24°42.5′E / 40.7750°N 24.7083°E / 40.7750; 24.7083
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit: Thasos
Municipality: Thasos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Village
 - Population: 3,140
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 5 m (16 ft)
Website
www.thassos.gr

Thasos (Greek: Θάσος) is a town on the island of Thasos in northern Greece. It is the capital and main town of the island. The town is also called Limenas Thasou or for short just Limenas (Greek: Λιμένας Θάσου, "Harbour of Thasos") to distinguish the town from the island on which it is situated. The town is located on the northwest corner of the island, approximately 17 nautical miles (31 km) south of Kavala.

History[edit]

The current town was built west from the ancient town. In and around Thasos, there are many ruins dating from antiquity. Most of the finds from local archaeological sites are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Thasos in Thasos town.

Harbour of Limenas

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. 

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