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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.[1] 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.


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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.[2]

Pythagoreio, Pythagoreio ,


Famous people
Statue of Pythagoras, located at the harbour.

Aristarchus of Samos, astronomer and mathematician, born in Pythagoreio.[3]
Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher, born in Pythagoreio c. 580 BC.[3]


See also

Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, for the Unesco Word Heritage site Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos in Pythagoreio

Notes

^ 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.

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