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Nenita is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°14′N 26°06′E / 38.233°N 26.100°E / 38.233; 26.100Coordinates: 38°14′N 26°06′E / 38.233°N 26.100°E / 38.233; 26.100
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Ionia, Chios
Municipality Chios
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 903
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 821 00
Area code(s) 22710
Vehicle registration ΧΙ

Nenita (Greek: Νένητα) is a town in Ionia, Chios, Greece.[2] It is located in the south-east Chios, 17 km south of Chios (town). Nenita belongs to Chios municipality and Ionia municipal unit. Its population is 903 inhabitants according to 2011 census.


Nenita is mentioned by European visitors during Ottoman Rule in Greece. It is mentioned as developed and big village. Its name possible derives from the Greek word neonita (νεώνητα) that means new buildings. Nenita suffered great damages during destructive earthquake of 1881.[3][4] Nowadays, Nenita is a big village of South Chios. The residents employed in agriculture, mostly the agriculture and production of mastic. Nenita is associated with the icon of Archangel Michael[5]

Historical population[edit]

Census Settlement Community
1991 1,052
2001 1,038 1,156
2011 903 924


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Greece by Dana Facaros, Linda Theodorou 2003 ISBN 1860118984 page 813
  3. ^ "Ο καταστροφικός σεισμός του 1881". Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ο σεισμός του 1881". Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Orthodox website

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