Ermoupoli

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Ermoupoli

Ερμούπολη
Ermoupolis
Ermoupolis
Official seal of Ermoupoli
Seal
Ermoupoli is located in Greece
Ermoupoli
Ermoupoli
Location within the regional unit
DE Ermoupoleos.svg
Coordinates: 37°26′N 24°55′E / 37.433°N 24.917°E / 37.433; 24.917Coordinates: 37°26′N 24°55′E / 37.433°N 24.917°E / 37.433; 24.917
CountryGreece
Administrative regionSouth Aegean
Regional unitSyros
MunicipalitySyros-Ermoupoli
 • Municipal unit11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
13,737
 • Municipal unit density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Community
 • Population11,407 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
841 00
Area code(s)22810
Vehicle registrationΕΜ
Websitewww.hermoupolis.gr

Ermoupoli (Greek: Ερμούπολη), also known by the formal older name Ermoupolis or Hermoupolis (Greek: Ἑρμούπολις < Ἑρμοῦ πόλις "Town of Hermes"), is a town and former municipality on the island of Syros, in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it is part of the municipality Syros-Ermoupoli, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] It is also the capital of the South Aegean region. The municipal unit has an area of 11.181 km2.[3]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ermoupoli, Greece
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 55
(13)
56
(13)
60
(16)
67
(19)
75
(24)
84
(29)
87
(31)
86
(30)
81
(27)
74
(23)
65
(18)
58
(14)
71
(21)
Average low °F (°C) 47
(8)
47
(8)
49
(9)
54
(12)
60
(16)
68
(20)
72
(22)
73
(23)
68
(20)
62
(17)
56
(13)
50
(10)
59
(15)
Source: <World Weather Online= >Ermoupolis Monthly Climate Average, Greece. World Weather Online. 2016 http://www.worldweatheronline.com/v2/weather-averages.aspx?q=Ermoupoli,%20Greece. Retrieved 13 September 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)

History[edit]

Ermoupoli was founded during the Greek Revolution in the 1820s, as an extension to the existing Ano Syros township, by refugees from other Greek islands because of the War. It soon became the leading commercial and industrial center of Greece, as well as its main port. The renowned Greek Steamship Company was founded in the city in 1856. Thousands of ships were built in the various Syros shipyards.

Eventually Ermoupoli was eclipsed by Piraeus in the late 19th century. In the following decades the city declined. Recently, its economy has greatly improved, based on the service industry.

Panoramic view of the harbour.
The Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of the city.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.

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