Moudros

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Moudros
Μούδρος
Moudros is located in Greece
Moudros
Moudros
Location within the regional unit
DE Moudrou.svg
Coordinates: 39°52′N 25°16′E / 39.867°N 25.267°E / 39.867; 25.267Coordinates: 39°52′N 25°16′E / 39.867°N 25.267°E / 39.867; 25.267
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Lemnos
Municipality Lemnos
 • Municipal unit 185.1 km2 (71.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,925
 • Municipal unit density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 974 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration MY

Moudros (Greek: Μούδρος) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Lemnos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lemnos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It covers the entire eastern peninsula of the island, with a land area of 185.127 km²,[3] covering 38.8% of the island's territory. The municipal seat was the town of Moúdros (pop. 974). Its next largest town is Kontopoúli (623). The municipal unit's total population was 3,925 in the 2011 census.

History

During the Dardanelles Campaign of the First World War, the town and its harbour were used as an Allied base, commanded by Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss. The British Empire troops used the form Mudros.

On 30 October 1918, it was the site of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros, which saw the end of hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies.

Moudros has a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemetery for 148 Australian and 76 New Zealander soldiers who died during the Gallipoli Campaign.[4]


View of Mudros during the Dardanelles Campaign, with a French military wine store in the foreground and a hospital in the background.

Subdivisions

The municipal unit Moudros is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  4. ^ Ottoman military graveyard found on Greek island off Gallipoli

External links

  • Official website Greek English
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