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Omiroupoli (Greek: Ομηρούπολη) is a former municipality in the central part of on the island of Chios, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Chios, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 155.015 km2.[3] Population 7,527 people (2011 census). The seat of the municipality was Vrontados (pop. 5,323), the second largest town on the island (after Chios (town)). The next largest towns are Lagkáda (760), Karyaí (618), and Sykiáda (562).

Omiroupoli is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
DE Omiroupolis.svg
Coordinates: 38°24′N 26°7′E / 38.400°N 26.117°E / 38.400; 26.117Coordinates: 38°24′N 26°7′E / 38.400°N 26.117°E / 38.400; 26.117
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Chios
Municipality Chios
 • Municipal unit 155.015 km2 (59.852 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 7,527
 • Municipal unit density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 822 00
Area code(s) 22710
Vehicle registration ΧΙ

Tradition claims that epic poet Homer (Όμηρος) was born and lived here, thus the name of the municipal unit.


Historical populationEdit

Year Population
1991 7,477
2001 7,335
2011 7,527

See alsoEdit


  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. 

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