Epanomi

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Epanomi
Επανομή
Epanomi is located in Greece
Epanomi
Epanomi
Coordinates: 40°26′N 22°56′E / 40.433°N 22.933°E / 40.433; 22.933Coordinates: 40°26′N 22°56′E / 40.433°N 22.933°E / 40.433; 22.933
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Thessaloniki
Municipality Thermaikos
 • Municipal unit 91.541 km2 (35.344 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 10,810
 • Municipal unit density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 8,979 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 78.716
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Epanomi (Greek: Επανομή) is a town and was a former municipality in the Thessaloniki regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Thermaikos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is located 25 km away from the city center of Thessaloniki. The municipal unit includes the village of Mesimeri, with a combined population of 10,810 (2011).[1] The municipal unit Epanomi has an area of 91.541 km2, and the community Epanomi has an area of 78.716 km2.[3]

Epanomi has a long, historic path as it is the second oldest establishment in Macedonia (Greece) after Angelochori (as archaeologist Theocharis Pazaras indicated with his work) since the area of Epanomi has been inhabited since the neolithic period.[citation needed] The town circulates its economy on tourism and farming, as it is well known among Greeks for its coasts and organized beautiful beaches (awarded annually the blue flag) easily approached from Thessaloniki. It is also known and visited for its tradition in good wine and tsipouro (a strong distilled alcoholic beverage made by fermentation of grape pomace).

The local football team Anagennisi Epanomi F.C. has recently played in the second division in Greece.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.