Andros (town)

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Andros
Άνδρος
Andros town
Andros town
Andros is located in Greece
Andros
Andros
Coordinates: 37°50′N 24°56′E / 37.833°N 24.933°E / 37.833; 24.933Coordinates: 37°50′N 24°56′E / 37.833°N 24.933°E / 37.833; 24.933
Country Greece
Administrative region South Aegean
Regional unit Andros
Municipality Andros
 • Municipal unit 102.8 km2 (39.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,901
 • Municipal unit density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 1,665 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration EM

Andros (Greek: Άνδρος), also called Chora (Χώρα, "main town"), is a town and a former municipality on the island of Andros, in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Andros, of which it is a municipal unit, and shares the island of Andros with the municipal units of Korthio and Ydrousa. [2] The municipal unit has an area of 102.756 km2.[3] Its population was 3,901 inhabitants at the 2011 census.

It has a mix of post-World War I neoclassical mansions with vernacular Cycladic houses. The town squares are paved with marble. At the end of the headland are two islands. The first, linked to the mainland by a brick bridge, with a ruined Venetian castle and the second with a lighthouse. There are four museums: the extensive Archaeological Museum, Museum of Modern Art, a Nautical Museum and a Folklore Museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.