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Oropos (Municipality, Greece)


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Presentation of Oropos

The municipality of Oropos (33,769 inhabitants in 2001; 31,750 ha) was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities of Afidnes (Αφιδνών, 2,543 inh.); Avionas (Αυλώνας, 5,085 inh.), Kalamaos (Καλάμου, 5,468 inh.), Kapandriti (Καπανδριτίου, 2,937 inh.), Malakasa (Μαλακάσας, 1,788 inh.), Markopoulo Oropou (Μαρκοπούλου Ωρωπού, 3,894 inh.), Oropioi (Ωρωπίων, 8,472 inh.), Polydendri (Πολυδενδρίου, 1,438 inh.), and Sykamino (Συκαμίνου, 1,522 inh.)

Oropos was founded by colonists from Eretria; in ancient times, it was a border city between Boeotia and Attica, and its possession was a continual cause of dispute between the two states; but ultimately it came into possession of Athens, and was always an Attic town, even during the Roman Empire. The famous oracle of Amphiaraus was situated in the territory of Oropos, 12 stadia from the town.

Olivier Touzeau, 7 February 2015

Former municipality of Avionas


Flag of Avionas - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 February 2013

The former flag of Avionas (Kokkonis website) was light pink with its emblem, consisting of a scenery showing a landscape including a sculpture (a head in profile), a jar and a deer, and with the name of the municipality underlined beneath.

Olivier Touzeau, 27 February 2013

Former municipality of Oropioi


Flag of Oropioi - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 February 2015

The former municipality of Oropioi consisted of the municipal districts of Oropos, Nea Palatia and Skala. Its flag (Kokkonis website) was white with the municipal emblem in the middle

Olivier Touzeau, 7 February 2015