Oinofyta

Oinofyta (Greek: Οινόφυτα) is a village and former municipality in eastern Boeotia, Greece. Following the local government reform of 2011 it is now part of the municipality of Tanagra, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 77.273 km2, the community 18.643 km2.[3] It was formerly named Staniates (Στανιάτες) until 1927.[4] Within the territory of the municipal unit lies the ancient town of Oenophyta, where the Battle of Oenophyta was fought in 457 BCE.

Oinofyta

Οινόφυτα
Oinofyta is located in Greece
Oinofyta
Oinofyta
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°18′N 23°38′E / 38.300°N 23.633°E / 38.300; 23.633Coordinates: 38°18′N 23°38′E / 38.300°N 23.633°E / 38.300; 23.633
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitBoeotia
MunicipalityTanagra
 • Municipal unit77.27 km2 (29.83 sq mi)
Elevation
61 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
6,563
 • Municipal unit density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Community
 • Population4,903 (2011)
 • Area (km2)18.64
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
320 11
Area code(s)22620
Vehicle registrationΒΙ

SubdivisionsEdit

The municipal unit of Oinofyta is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Historical populationEdit

Year Town population Municipal unit population
1981 2,555 -
1991 3,697 -
2001 3,137 8,195
2011 2,927 6,563

PollutionEdit

In December 2007, official tests revealed that drinking water in Oinofyta was contaminated with high levels of the carcinogen hexavalent chromium, which is used as an anti-corrosive in the production of stainless steel, paint, ink, plastics and dyes. For decades, factories had been dumping waste in the Asopos River, whose waters run from red to black and ripple with bubbling sludge.[5]

TransportEdit

The Village is served by a railway station on the edge of the village with Proastiakos trains to Athens.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  4. ^ ΦΕΚ 179Α - 30/08/1927
  5. ^ River runs purple and contaminates Greek town

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