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Domokos (Greek: Δομοκός), the ancient Thaumacus or Thaumace (Θαυμακός, Θαυμάκη),[2] is a town and a municipality in Phthiotis, Greece. The town Domokos is the seat of the municipality of Domokos[3] and of the former Domokos Province. The town is built on a mountain slope overlooking the plain of Thessaly, 38km from the city of Lamia.

Domokos
Δομοκός
Domokos
Domokos
Domokos is located in Greece
Domokos
Domokos
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 39°08′N 22°18′E / 39.133°N 22.300°E / 39.133; 22.300Coordinates: 39°08′N 22°18′E / 39.133°N 22.300°E / 39.133; 22.300
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitPhthiotis
Area
 • Municipality707.95 km2 (273.34 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit346.13 km2 (133.64 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality11,495
 • Municipality density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit4,633
 • Municipal unit density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population1,531 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΜΙ

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HistoryEdit

AncientEdit

ModernEdit

The area of Domokos became part of Greece in 1881 when the Ottoman Empire ceded Thessaly and a few adjacent areas to Greece. Until 1899, it was part of the Larissa Prefecture.

Battle of DomokosEdit

In 1897, during the Greco-Turkish War, about 2,000 Italian volunteers under the command of Giuseppe Garibaldi's son, Ricciotti Garibaldi, helped the Greeks in the Battle of Domokos. Among them there was also a member of the Italian Parliament, Antonio Fratti, who died in the fighting. The Turkish Army was victorious over the Greek Army.

TransportEdit

The town is served by Domokos railway station on the Piraeus–Platy Mainline, which is located 5 km from the city and serves the surrounding area.

MunicipalityEdit

The municipality Domokos was formed during the 2011 local government reforms by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[3]

The municipality has an area of 707.953 km2, the municipal unit 346.129 km2.[4]

ProvinceEdit

The province of Domokos (Greek: Επαρχία Δομοκού) was one of the provinces of Phthiotis. It had the same territory as the present municipality.[5] It was abolished in 2006.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Lewis and Short
  3. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)