Vathy, Samos

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View of Vathy.
View of Vathy.
Vathy is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°44′N 26°59′E / 37.733°N 26.983°E / 37.733; 26.983Coordinates: 37°44′N 26°59′E / 37.733°N 26.983°E / 37.733; 26.983
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Samos
Municipality Samos
 • Municipal unit 125.2 km2 (48.3 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 12,517
 • Municipal unit density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Samian
 • Population 3,147 (2011)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 831 00
Area code(s) 22730
Vehicle registration ΜΟ

Vathy (Greek: Βαθύ, Vathý) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Samos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Samos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is the capital and main town of the island. The municipal unit has an area of 125.153 km2.[3] The municipal unit comprises numerous towns, villages, and settlements, but its two largest are Samos (town) (pop. 6,191 in 2011), and Vathy (pop. 1,888). The town of Samos is the largest on the island, and the heart of its economy based on tourism. Vathy is a sister city of Kuşadası, Turkey since October 28, 1999.[4]

Historical population[edit]

Year Village Municipal unit
1991 2,440
2001 2,025 12,384
2011 1,888 12,517

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ Kuşadası-Vathy

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