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Ermoupolis

For other uses, see Hermopolis (disambiguation).
"Hermoupolis" redirects here. For the cargo ship in service 1947-66, see SS Hermoupolis.
Ermoupoli
Ερμούπολη

Ermoupoli port
Seal of Ermoupoli
Location
Ermoupoli
Ermoupoli
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

Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: South Aegean
Regional unit: Syros
Municipality: Syros-Ermoupoli
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 13,400
 - Area: 11.325 km2 (4 sq mi)
 - Density: 1,183 /km2 (3,065 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–10 m ­(0–33 ft)
Postal code: 841 00
Telephone: 22810
Auto: ΕΜ
Website
www.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.

History

Ermoupoli was founded during the Greek Revolution in the 1820s, as an extension to the existing Ano Syros township. 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.


Twin towns – Sister cities

Ermoupoli is twinned with:

Notable people

References

External links

  • Official website of Ermoupoli (Greek)
  • University of the Aegean in Ermoupoli

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