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Ermoupoli
Ερμούπολη
Ermoupoli
Ermoupoli
Location
Ermoupoli is located in Greece
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
Periphery: South Aegean
Prefecture: Cyclades
Population statistics (as of 2001[1])
City
 - 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: 841 00
Telephone: 22810
Auto: ΕΜ
Website
www.hermoupolis.gr

Ermoupoli (Greek: Ερμούπολη), also known with by formal older name Ermoupolis or Hermoupolis (Greek: Ἑρμούπολις < Ἑρμοῦ πόλις "Town of Hermes"), is the capital and main city of the island of Syros and the Cyclades prefecture in Greece.

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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.

The City Hall

Sister cities

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