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Syros

Περιφερειακή ενότητα Σύρου
Δήμος Σύρου-Ερμούπολης
Regional unit, Municipality and Island
Ermoupoli and Ano Syros
Ermoupoli and Ano Syros
Flag of Syros
Flag
Official seal of Syros
Seal
Syros within the South Aegean
Syros within the South Aegean
Country Greece
Region South Aegean
Area
 • Total 101.9 km2 (39.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 21,507
 • Density 211.06/km2 (546.64/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes
841 xx
Area codes 228x0
Car plates EM

Syros is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is located 78 nautical miles (144 km) south-east of Athens. The area of the island is 83.6 km2 (32 sq mi) and it has 21,507 inhabitants (2011 census).

The largest towns are Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and Vari [el]. Ermoupoli is the capital of the island and of the Cyclades. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even more significant than Piraeus. Other villages are Galissas, Foinikas, Pagos, Manna, Kini and Poseidonia.

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