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Almyros

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Statistics
Prefecture: Magnesia
Province: Almyros (capital)
Location: Template:Coor dms!--
Area:
-Total
-Water
-Rank

kmē
kmē
Rank xxth
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

 5,592

 -/kmē</small>
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:
 -highest:

Pagasetic Gulf
70 m(centre)
about 100 m
Postal code: 371 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-24220 (030-24220)-2
Municipal code: 3702
Car designation: BO
3-letter abbreviation: ALS Almyros
Address of administration: 117 Vas. Konstantinou St.
Almyros 371 00
Website: www.magnesia.gr/dimoi/dimoi_aisonia.htm (http://www.magnesia.gr/dimoi/dimoi_almiros.htm/)

Almyros, (Greek: Αλμυρός) which means salty in the Greek language, is the capital town of the homonymous province of the prefecture of Magnesia, Greece, which is in the center of prosperous plain, known as 'Krokio Pedio' and is crossed by torrents. The Municipality of Almyros counts 9.000 residents and includes except the city of Almyros, also the villages Platanos, Euxinoupolis, Krokio, Ano Mavrolofo, Argilokhori, Zarkadokhori, Mavrolofo, Neokhoraki and Perdika.

The history of Almyros starts from the ancient city of Alos (about 10 km south of Almyros). Alos was a very important and populous town, famous for its port and for its part in the Persian Wars. After Byzantine time, especially because of the pirate raids, they built the town in the position that it is today. Further on, after the WWII the town has started its development. In 1980 a catastrophically earthquake destroyed the whole town. In addition, Almyros composes an important agricultural and commercial center of Magnesia, and also, it is has started to be developed as a tourist center for the area. In the Museum you can admire the findings from the Neolithic period. At the opposite side you can visit the old High School, which is a monumental classic building from the begging of 20th century, which alongside the Museum are the oldest monumental building of the area.

It is linked with GR-1 and is passed by the old road. It is located SW of Volos, about 280 km (old prob. 320 km) NW of Athens, NNE of Lamia, E of Karditsa, ESE of Trikala, SE of Larissa and S of Thessaloniki

Almyros has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a train station (Athens - Lamia - Larissa - Thessaloniki, a sports centre, cinemas, post offices and squares (plateies). Almyros also has a musuem, the Archaeological Museum of Almyros, website (http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21113m/g211mm02.html)

Historical population

Year Communal population Change (town) Municipal population
1981 6,730 - -
1991 8,502 1,772/26.33%

External links

  • Mapquest - Almyros (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?tb=1&city=Almyros&country=GR), street map not available

See also




North: Nea Agchialos
West: [[]] Argalasti East: Pagasetic Gulf
South: Sourpi

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