Stylida

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

Stylida

Στυλίδα
Stylida
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°55′N 22°37′E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitPhthiotis
Government
  MayorApostolos Gletsos
Area
  Municipality463.9 km2 (179.1 sq mi)
  Municipal unit202.5 km2 (78.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Municipality
12,750
  Municipality density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
  Municipal unit
6,126
  Municipal unit density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Community
  Population5,011 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΜΙ
Websitehttp://www.stylida.gr

History

First mention of the town of Stylida was during ancient times when the town was named Phalara (Ancient 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

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

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

References

  1. "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.
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