Aidipsos

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Aidipsos

Αιδηψός
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Aidipsos is located in Greece
Aidipsos
Aidipsos
Location within the regional unit
DE Edipsou.svg
Coordinates: 38°52′N 23°03′E / 38.867°N 23.050°E / 38.867; 23.050Coordinates: 38°52′N 23°03′E / 38.867°N 23.050°E / 38.867; 23.050
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitEuboea
MunicipalityIstiaia-Aidipsos
 • Municipal unit115.461 km2 (44.580 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
6,141
 • Municipal unit density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
34300
Area code(s)22260
Vehicle registrationXA

Aidipsos (Greek: Αιδηψός, Greek pronunciation: [eðiˈpsos]) is a village and a former municipality in Euboea, Greece. The municipality Aidipsos was founded in 1997 by the merger of the municipality Loutra Aidipsou with the communities Agios and Gialtra.[2] Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Istiaia-Aidipsos, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 115.461 km2.[4] 80 of Greece's 752 hot springs are located in Aidipsos, making it a popular tourist destination.[5] The spas date back more than 20,000 years.[6] In 2011 the population was 6,141. Many famous personalities have visited the town so far, such as Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Sir Winston Churchill, Eleutherios Venizelos, Theodoros Deligiannis, Georgios Theotokis, Ioannis Kondilakis, Archbishop of Athens Theocletus I, Aristotelis Onassis, Maria Callas, Kostis Palamas, Marika Kotopouli and others. Within the modern borders of the municipal units are the remains of ancient town of Aedepsus.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2001 6,670—    
2011 6,141−7.9%
Source

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ EETAA local government changes
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  5. ^ Field, June (2002-03-16). "Eternal springs". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
  6. ^ Cuizon, Erma M. (2007-07-08). "Sun.star Essay: Spa up, spa down". Sunstar Daily News. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-08-16.