Erythres

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Erythres
Ερυθρές
Erythres is located in Greece
Erythres
Erythres
Coordinates: 38°13′N 23°19′E / 38.217°N 23.317°E / 38.217; 23.317Coordinates: 38°13′N 23°19′E / 38.217°N 23.317°E / 38.217; 23.317
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit West Attica
Municipality Mandra-Eidyllia
 • Municipal unit 61.145 km2 (23.608 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,349
 • Municipal unit density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 190 08
Area code(s) 22630
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.erythres.gr

Erythres (Greek: Ερυθρές, before 1927: Κριεκούκι - Kriekouki[2] "red-head" in Arvanitika, perhaps named after an Arvanite leader;[3]) is a village and a former municipality in the northernmost part of West Attica, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Mandra-Eidyllia, of which it is a municipal unit.[4]

Erythres was named after the ancient city of Erythrae, the ruins of which are located 1.5 km east of the present town. The Greek National Road 3 (Elefsina - Thebes - Florina) passes through Erythres. The area south of Erythres is mountainous, with the Kithaironas to the southwest and the Pastra to the southeast. The area north of Erythres is characterised by the wide, flat valley of the Boeotian river Asopos, that flows to the east along the northern border of the municipal unit. This area is dominated by farmlands. Erythres is located 5 km east of Plataies, 6 km north of Vilia, 12 km south of Thebes and 44 km northwest of Athens.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 3,550
1991 3,519
2001 3,326
2011 3,349

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kostas H. Mpiris, Arvanites, Melissa, 2005, p. 90-91
  4. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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