Domokos

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Domokos

Δομοκός
Domokos
Domokos
Domokos is located in Greece
Domokos
Domokos
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Domokou.png
Coordinates: 39°08′N 22°18′E / 39.133°N 22.300°E / 39.133; 22.300Coordinates: 39°08′N 22°18′E / 39.133°N 22.300°E / 39.133; 22.300
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitPhthiotis
Area
 • Municipality707.95 km2 (273.34 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit346.13 km2 (133.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
11,495
 • Municipality density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
4,633
 • Municipal unit density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Community
 • Population1,531 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΜΙ

Domokos (Greek: Δομοκός), the ancient Thaumacus or Thaumace (Θαυμακός, Θαυμάκη),[2] is a town and a municipality in Phthiotis, Greece. The town Domokos is the seat of the municipality of Domokos[3] and of the former Domokos Province. The town is built on a mountain slope overlooking the plain of Thessaly, 38km from the city of Lamia.

History[edit]

Ancient[edit]

Modern[edit]

The area of Domokos became part of Greece in 1881 when the Ottoman Empire ceded Thessaly and a few adjacent areas to Greece. Until 1899, it was part of the Larissa Prefecture.

Battle of Domokos[edit]

In 1897, during the Greco-Turkish War, about 2,000 Italian volunteers under the command of Giuseppe Garibaldi's son, Ricciotti Garibaldi, helped the Greeks in the Battle of Domokos. Among them there was also a member of the Italian Parliament, Antonio Fratti, who died in the fighting. The Turkish Army was victorious over the Greek Army.

Transport[edit]

The town is served by Domokos railway station on the Piraeus–Platy Mainline, which is located 5 km from the city and serves the surrounding area.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Domokos was formed during the 2011 local government reforms by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

The municipality has an area of 707.953 km2, the municipal unit 346.129 km2.[4]

Province[edit]

The province of Domokos (Greek: Επαρχία Δομοκού) was one of the provinces of Phthiotis. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[5] It was abolished in 2006.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Lewis and Short
  3. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior ‹See Tfd›(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. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. (39 MB) ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) ‹See Tfd›(in French)