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Dystos is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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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
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitEuboea
 • Municipal unit162.431 km2 (62.715 sq mi)
Elevation124 m (407 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit4,818
 • Municipal unit density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
 • Population699 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code340 17, 345 00
Area code(s)22230
Vehicle registrationΧΑ

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 BCE historian Theopompus.[4] It is thought to have been founded by the Dryopians.[5] The site of the ancient town is 38°21′19″N 24°08′43″E / 38.3553°N 24.1453°E / 38.3553; 24.1453. 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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