Gomfoi

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Gomfoi
Γόμφοι
Gomfoi is located in Greece
Gomfoi
Gomfoi
Coordinates: 39°27′N 21°41′E / 39.450°N 21.683°E / 39.450; 21.683Coordinates: 39°27′N 21°41′E / 39.450°N 21.683°E / 39.450; 21.683
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Trikala
Municipality Pyli
 • Municipal unit 58.5 km2 (22.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,782
 • Municipal unit density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 962 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΤΚ

Gomfoi (Greek: Γόμφοι, before 1930: Ραψίστα - Rapsista[2]) is a village and a former municipality in the Trikala regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pyli, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 58.482 km2.[4] Population 4,782 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Lygaria. Gomfoi is located in Thessalian Plain, near the river Pamisos. It is 5 km northeast of Mouzaki, and 12 km southwest of the city of Trikala. A town existed on the site of present Gomfoi in ancient times, which was renamed Philippoupolis (Greek: Φιλιππούπολις) during the reign of Philip II of Macedon. The area joined Greece in 1881.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Gomfoi is subdivided into the following communities:

After the start of Kallikratis programm,Municipality of Gomfoi was annexed by the Municipality of Pyli

In the 2014 municipal elections,two of the four vice mayors elected( Stavros Ziakas and Viron Katsivelos)come from and live in Gomfoi.They are thought to be the more active members of the local government,as Vice-Mayor of Cleaning Operations and Vice-Mayor of Culture respectively

Population[edit]

Year Settlement population Municipality population
1981 1,207 -
1991 1,187 5,484
2001 1,096 5,154
2011 962 4,782

Economy[edit]

Most of the village's residents are either farmers or workers in the public sector. The area of Gomfoi is famous for its wine since the ancient years. The main agricultural products of the area are grapes and corn.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ 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.