Pythagoreio (Greek: Πυθαγόρειο) is a former municipality on the island of Samos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Samos, of which it is a municipal unit. Population 9,003 (2001). It is the largest municipal unit in land area on Samos, at 164.662 km². It shares the island with the municipal units of Vathy, Karlovasi, and Marathokampos.
The seat of the municipality was the town of Pythagoreio, formerly known as Tigani. The town was renamed in 1955 to honour the local-born mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras. The port of the town is considered to be the oldest man-made port of the Mediterranean Sea.
Statue of Pythagoras, located at the harbour.
Aristarchus of Samos, astronomer and mathematician, born in Pythagoreio.
Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher, born in Pythagoreio c. 580 BC.
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, for the Unesco Word Heritage site Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos in Pythagoreio
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ http://www.pythagorion.net/villages/pythagorio.htm - The Official Website of the Municipality of Pythagorio. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
^ a b http://www.pythagorion.net/start.htm - The Official Website of the Municipality of Pythagorio. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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