Iasmos

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Iasmos
Ίασμος
20101027 Iasmos Top View Panoramic Rhodope Prefecture Thrace Greece.jpg
Iasmos is located in Greece
Iasmos
Iasmos
Coordinates: 41°08′N 25°11′E / 41.133°N 25.183°E / 41.133; 25.183Coordinates: 41°08′N 25°11′E / 41.133°N 25.183°E / 41.133; 25.183
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Rhodope
Area
 • Municipality 485.3 km2 (187.4 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 221.8 km2 (85.6 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 13,810
 • Municipality density 28/km2 (74/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 5,703
 • Municipal unit density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 4,399 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΚΟ

Iasmos (Greek: Ίασμος, Turkish: Yassıköy) is a town and a municipality in the Rhodope regional unit of Thrace, Greece. It is built on the side of the Rhodope Mountains. Although references about the village date back to the 16th Century, it is likely that those references are about the old location of the village, a few kilometres west of the current position. The actual date that the inhabitants settled in the current place is between the late 18th century and 1814 (the latter date is inscribed on the wall of the oldest church in the village).

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Iasmos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

The municipality has an area of 485.285 km2, the municipal unit 221.795 km2.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.