Oinofyta

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Oinofyta
Οινόφυτα
Oinofyta is located in Greece
Oinofyta
Oinofyta
Coordinates: 38°18′N 23°38′E / 38.300°N 23.633°E / 38.300; 23.633Coordinates: 38°18′N 23°38′E / 38.300°N 23.633°E / 38.300; 23.633
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Boeotia
Municipality Tanagra
 • Municipal unit 77.27 km2 (29.83 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 6,563
 • Municipal unit density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 4,903 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 18.64
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 320 11
Area code(s) 22620
Vehicle registration ΒΙ

Oinofyta (Greek: Οινόφυτα) is a village and former municipality in eastern Boeotia, Greece. Following the local government reform of 2011 it is now part of the municipality of Tanagra, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 77.273 km2, the community 18.643 km2.[3]

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit of Oinofyta is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Historical population[edit]

Year Town population Municipal unit population
1981 2,555 -
1991 3,697 -
2001 3,137 8,195
2011 2,927 6,563

Pollution[edit]

In December 2007, official tests revealed that drinking water in Oinofyta was contaminated with high levels of the carcinogen hexavalent chromium, which is used as an anti-corrosive in the production of stainless steel, paint, ink, plastics and dyes. For decades, factories had been dumping waste in the Asopos River, whose waters run from red to black and ripple with bubbling sludge.[4]

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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. 
  4. ^ River runs purple and contaminates Greek town

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