Vathy, Samos

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View of Vathy.
View of Vathy.
Vathy is located in Greece
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
Highest elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 12,517
 • Population 3147
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
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 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.[3]

Historical population[edit]

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

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