Stylida

Summary

Stylida
Στυλίδα
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Stylida is located in Greece
Stylida
Stylida
Location within the region
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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
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitPhthiotis
Government
 • MayorVirginia Stergiou
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

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).

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.

Transport

The town is served by rail links to Central Greece via Leianokladi–Stylida branch line. The Greek National Road 1 passes through the town.

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

External links

  • Municipality of Stylida (in Greek and English)