Olympos, Larissa

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Olympos
Όλυμπος
Olympos is located in Greece
Olympos
Olympos
Coordinates: 39°59′N 22°12′E / 39.983°N 22.200°E / 39.983; 22.200Coordinates: 39°59′N 22°12′E / 39.983°N 22.200°E / 39.983; 22.200
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Larissa
Municipality Elassona
 • Municipal unit 303.96 km2 (117.36 sq mi)
Highest elevation 2,911 m (9,551 ft)
Lowest elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,164
 • Municipal unit density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 402 00
Vehicle registration ΡΙ

Olympos (Greek: Όλυμπος) is a former municipality in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Elassona, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 3,164 (2011). The municipal unit has an area of 303.964 km2.[3] The seat of the municipality was in Kallithea. The municipality was named after the nation's highest point, Mount Olympus.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Year Population
1991 4,410
2001 3,588
2011 3,164

Geography[edit]

The municipality is mountainous, especially in the northeastern part, where Greece's tallest point, Mount Olympus, is situated. The village Kallithea is situated in the lower southwestern part, which is characterised by small rivers and farmlands. The Greek National Road 13 (Elassona - Katerini) passes through the municipal unit. Elassona lies south of Olympos, and the Pieria regional unit lies to the northeast.

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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.