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]

Ermoupoli
Ερμούπολη
Panoramic view of the City of ErmoupoliMiaouli Square and the City Hall of ErmoupoliCathedral of Saint NicholasCentral street in ErmoupoliIndustrial Museum of ErmoupoliBuilding of the South Aegean AdministrationUrban architecture in ErmoupoliErmoupolis montage. Clicking on an image in the picture causes the browser to load the appropriate article, if it exists.
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Clockwise from top: Panoramic view of the City of Ermoupoli, the Miaouli Square and the City Hall of Ermoupoli, Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, a central street in Ermoupoli, Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli, Building of the South Aegean Administration, and characteristic examples of urban architecture in Ermoupoli.
Official seal of Ermoupoli
Ermoupoli is located in Greece
Ermoupoli
Ermoupoli
Location within the regional unit
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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

HistoryEdit

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, remaining the administrative center of the Cyclades islands. In the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century, its economy has significanty improved, based on the sectrors of services, industry, education and turism.

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

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

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= >"Ermoupoli Weather". Ermoupolis Monthly Climate Average, Greece. World Weather Online. 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

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