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Oinofyta
Οινόφυτα
Location
Oinofyta is located in Greece
Oinofyta
Coordinates 38°18′N 23°38′E / 38.3°N 23.633°E / 38.3; 23.633Coordinates: 38°18′N 23°38′E / 38.3°N 23.633°E / 38.3; 23.633
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: Central Greece
Prefecture: Boeotia
Population statistics (as of 2001[1])
City
 - Population: 8,195
 - Area: 77.27 km2 (30 sq mi)
 - Density: 106 /km2 (275 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 61 m (200 ft)
Postal: 320 11
Telephone: 22620
Auto: ΒΙ

Oinofyta (Greek: Οινόφυτα, English: "Wine plant") is a municipality composed by the previous villages of Agios Thomas, Kleidi and Oinofyta located in the southeastern portion of the prefecture of Viotia, close to the prefecture of Attica. The municipality includes the village of Agios Thomas. Its former name was Liatani.

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Historical population

Year Communal population Change Municipal population
1981 2,555 - -
1991 3,697 1,142/44.7% -
2001 - - -

Pollution

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 have been dumping waste in the Asopos River, whose waters run from red to black and ripple with bubbling sludge.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Δείτε τη Διοικητική Διαίρεση" (in Greek). Hellenic Interior Ministry. www.ypes.gr. http://www.ypes.gr/UserFiles/f0ff9297-f516-40ff-a70e-eca84e2ec9b9/D_diairesi.xls. Retrieved 2009-09-09.  
  2. ^ River runs purple and contaminates Greek town

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