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Gomfoi (Greek: Γόμφοι) is a village and a former municipality in the Trikala peripheral unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pyli, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Population 5,154 (2001). The seat of the municipality was in Lygaria. Gomfoi is located near Mouzaki. The Pindus mountains lies to the west. Gomfoi is located southwest of the city of Trikala and is also connected with the main road with that city. The Thessalian Plain dominates the eastern portion.


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Subdivisions

The municipal unit Gomfoi is subdivided into the following communities:

Drosero
Gomfoi (2001 pop: 1,096)
Lygaria
Mouria
Palaiomonastiri
Pigi


Population
Year Settlement population Municipality population
1981 1,207 -
1991 1,187 5,484
2001 1,096 5,154

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the population steadily declined as residents moved to larger towns and cities and the richest countries in the world.

History

Gomfoi was founded during the ancient times, it was later renamed Philippopolis (Greek, Ancient: Φιλιππούπολις, Modern: Φιλιππούπολη) during the years of Philip II of Macedon. It was later renamed Gomfoi. Gomfoi was later run by the Romans, the Byzantines and last the Ottomans before joining the rest of Greece in 1881 after Thessaly was liberated. Gomfoi boomed its economy. Electricity and automobiles arrived in the 1960s, it was linked with pavement in the late-20th century, television arrived in the 1980s. Internet and computers arrived in the late-1990s.

Division of the municipality

Gomfoi

Gomfoi , called earlier Rapsista, is named after the ancient place Gomfoi known also during the time of Philip II as Philipoupolis. .

See also

List of settlements in the Trikala prefecture

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