Aidipsos

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Aidipsos
Αιδηψός
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Aidipsos is located in Greece
Aidipsos
Aidipsos
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Euboea
Municipality Istiaia-Aidipsos
 • Municipal unit 115.461 km2 (44.580 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 6,141
 • Municipal unit density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 34300
Area code(s) 22260
Vehicle registration XA

Aidipsos (Greek: Αιδηψός) 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.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
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 (Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  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. Retrieved 2008-08-16.