Ouranoupoli

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Ouranoupoli

Ουρανούπολη
Panoramic view of Ouranoupoli.
Panoramic view of Ouranoupoli.
Ouranoupoli is located in Greece
Ouranoupoli
Ouranoupoli
Coordinates: 40°20′N 23°59′E / 40.333°N 23.983°E / 40.333; 23.983Coordinates: 40°20′N 23°59′E / 40.333°N 23.983°E / 40.333; 23.983
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitChalkidiki
MunicipalityAristotelis
Municipal unitStagira-Akanthos
Community
 • Population826 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΧΚ

Ouranoupoli (Greek: Ουρανούπολη, formerly Ouranopolis, en. "City of Heaven") is an ancient city and a modern village in Chalcidice. It was founded by Cassander's brother Alexarchus in the late 4th century BC.[2] The village is today called Ouranoupoli.

Location[edit]

The old tower at the beach.
The 25th of March, Independence Day. Children parade in Ouranopolis.

The village of Ouranoupoli is situated on the coastline in the northwest part (the very beginning) of the Athos peninsula, part of the bigger Chalkidiki peninsula. It is the last settlement before the border with the monastic state of Mount Athos (the Holy Mountain). The village houses the Christian Chalkidiki Exhibition at the old tower.

The city of Thessaloniki is about 140 Km from Ouranoupoli.

History[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Tarn, p. 12. "Unmistakeable, though not Seleucid, is Ouranopolis in Pamphylia; it was a colony from Ouranopolis in Chalcidice, the city founded by Cassander's brother Alexarchus."

Sources[edit]

  • Tarn, William Woodthorpe. The Greeks in Bactria & India, 1950.

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