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Dystos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°23′N 24°7′E / 38.383°N 24.117°E / 38.383; 24.117Coordinates: 38°23′N 24°7′E / 38.383°N 24.117°E / 38.383; 24.117
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Euboea
Municipality Kymi-Aliveri
 • Municipal unit 162.431 km2 (62.715 sq mi)
Elevation 124 m (407 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,818
 • Municipal unit density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
 • Population 699 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 340 17, 345 00
Area code(s) 22230
Vehicle registration ΧΑ
Website http://www.distos.gr/

Dystos (Greek: Δύστος [ˈðistos]; Latin: Dystus) is the name of a lake, village and former municipality in Euboea, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kymi-Aliveri, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 162.431 km2.[3] The seat of the municipality was Krieza.


The ancient town Dystus was mentioned by the 4th century BC historian Theopompus.[4] It is thought to have been founded by the Dryopians.[5] During the 1950s, the power corporation of Greece established a steam power plant close to the lake Dystos at the city of Aliveri. That power plant used lake water for the cooling system.[citation needed]

Historical population[edit]

Year Village population Municipality population
1981 662 -
1991 589 5,074
2001 590 5,579
2011 586 4,818


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854). "Dystus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. 1. London: John Murray. 
  5. ^ DYSTOS Euboia, Greece, entry in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites.

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