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Municipality of Karystos
Δήμος Καρύστου (Κάρυστος)
Karystos (Greece)
Basic data
State : GreeceGreece Greece
Region : Central Greece
Regional District : Euboea
Geographic coordinates : 38 ° 1 ′  N , 24 ° 25 ′  E Coordinates: 38 ° 1 ′  N , 24 ° 25 ′  E
Area : 672.43 km²
Residents : 13,602 (2010)
Population density : 20.2 inhabitants / km²
Community logo:
Community logo of the municipality of Karystos
Seat: Karystus
LAU-1 code no .: f11
Districts : 4 municipal districts
Local self-government : f121 city district
21 local communities
Website: www.dimoskarystou.gr
Location in the Central Greece region
File: 2011 Dimos Karystou.png
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Karystos ( Greek Κάρυστος [ ˈkaristɔs ] ( f. Sg. )) Is a town and municipality on the south coast of the Greek island of Evia (Euboea). The core city today has about 5000 inhabitants; around 13,500 people live in the community, which was last enlarged significantly in 2010 through incorporation.


The oldest traces of settlement can already be found from the Neolithic . According to mythological tradition, the name of the place goes back to a son of Chiron of the same name . Karystos ( ka-ru-to ) is already mentioned on a linear B tablet from the palace of Thebes in the second half of the 13th century BC. Mentioned. Karystos resisted in the year 490 BC. A Persian siege, but joined the Persians ten years later during the Xerxes campaign . After their withdrawal it had to join the Attic League . In Hellenistic times, Karystus belonged to about 290 BC. To the Euboean League and later in the 3rd century BC. A pro-Macedonian tyrant. In the 2nd century BC It came with all of Euboea under Roman control. In Roman times, extensive quarries were laid out for the greenish marble of Süduboea.

In the Middle Ages the place belonged to Venice , which is reminiscent of the fortress Castel Rosso, built in the 13th century. On August 29, 1348, the Venetians defeated the Genoese in the naval battle of Karystos .

In the vicinity of Karystos at 24.6 ° east longitude and 38.0 ° north latitude on the occasion of the total annular solar eclipse on May 20, 1966, 12 sounding rockets were launched, namely five " Sparrow Arcas " rockets , five of the " Arcas "and two of the" Centaure "type. In the run-up to this action, a "Sparrow Arcas" missile, a "Centaure" missile and an "Arcas" missile were launched on May 15, 1966. Another rocket of the type "Arcas" was launched on May 21, 1966.

Known citizens


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Individual evidence

  1. The population figures come from a brochure of the Greek Interior Ministry from May 2010 on the occasion of the administrative reform according to the 'Kallikratis Law': Elliniki Dimokratia, Ypourgeio Esoterikon, Apokendrosis ke Ilektronikis Diakyvernisis: "Programma Kallikratis," Systasi, syngrotisi Dimon, Periferion ke Apikokendromenon ti Nea Architektoniki tis Aftodiikisis ke tis Apokendromenis Diikisis, Athens 2010.
  2. Catholic Encyclopedia ( Memento of the original from June 24, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English). @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / oce.catholic.com
  3. Th Wu 55
  4. see e.g. B. Anastasia Dakouri-Hild: Boeotia. In: Eric H. Cline : The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010, p. 620
  5. Nissaki-Karystos in the Encyclopedia Astronautica (English)