Stylida

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Stylida
Στυλίδα
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Stylida is located in Greece
Stylida
Stylida
Coordinates: 38°55′N 22°37′E / 38.917°N 22.617°E / 38.917; 22.617Coordinates: 38°55′N 22°37′E / 38.917°N 22.617°E / 38.917; 22.617
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Phthiotis
Government
 • Mayor Apostolos Gletsos
Area
 • Municipality 463.9 km2 (179.1 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 202.5 km2 (78.2 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 12,750
 • Municipality density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 6,126
 • Municipal unit density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 5,011 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΜΙ
Website http://www.stylida.gr

Stylida (Greek: Στυλίδα) is a town and a municipality in Phthiotis, Greece. The population of the municipal unit was 6,126 (2011).

History[edit]

First mention of the town of Stylida was during ancient times when the town was named Phalara (Greek: Φάλαρα). The town has many ancient buildings and artifacts, such as the wall near the church of Agia Ekaterini, the tombs located near Karkali street and a mosaic under the Eleftheriou Venizelou street.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Stylida 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 463.863 km2, the municipal unit 202.477 km2.[3]

Geography[edit]

The port town Stylida is situated on the northern shore of the Malian Gulf, and at the southern foot of Mount Othrys, It is 17 km east of Lamia, the capital of Phthiotis. The Greek National Road 1 passes through the town.

Twin towns[edit]

External links[edit]

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.