Domokos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Domokos Province)
Jump to: navigation, search
Domokos
Δομοκός
Domokos
Domokos
Domokos is located in Greece
Domokos
Domokos
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Phthiotis
Area
 • Municipality 707.95 km2 (273.34 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 346.13 km2 (133.64 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 11,495
 • Municipality density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 4,633
 • Municipal unit density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 1,531 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΜΙ

Domokos (Greek: Δομοκός), the ancient Thaumacus or Thaumacie,[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]

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.

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.

External links[edit]

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 (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) (in Greek) (in French)