Vathy, Samos

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View of Vathy.
View of Vathy.
Vathy is located in Greece
Coordinates 37°44′N 26°59′E / 37.733°N 26.983°E / 37.733; 26.983Coordinates: 37°44′N 26°59′E / 37.733°N 26.983°E / 37.733; 26.983
Country: Greece
Administrative region: North Aegean
Regional unit: Samos
Municipality: Samos
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 12,517
 - Population: 3,147
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–10 m ­(0–33 ft)
Postal code: 831 00
Telephone: 22730
Auto: ΜΟ

Vathy (Greek: Βαθύ, Vathý) is a town and 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] It is the capital and main town of the island. The municipal unit comprises numerous towns, villages, and settlements, but its two largest are Samos (town) (pop. 6,191 in 2011), and Vathy (pop. 1,888). The town of Samos is the largest on the island, and the heart of its economy based on tourism. Vathy is a sister city of Kuşadası, Turkey since October 28, 1999.[3]

Historical population[edit]

Year Village Municipal unit
1991 2,440
2001 2,025 12,384
2011 1,888 12,517

Notable people[edit]


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

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