Nenita

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Nenita

Νένητα
Nenita is located in Greece
Nenita
Nenita
Coordinates: 38°14′N 26°06′E / 38.233°N 26.100°E / 38.233; 26.100Coordinates: 38°14′N 26°06′E / 38.233°N 26.100°E / 38.233; 26.100
CountryGreece
Administrative regionNorth Aegean
Regional unitIonia, Chios
MunicipalityChios
Elevation
120 m (390 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Rural
903
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
821 00
Area code(s)22710
Vehicle registrationΧΙ

Nenita (Greek: Νένητα) is a town in Ionia, Chios, Greece.[2] It is located in the south-east Chios, 17 km south of Chios (town). Nenita belongs to Chios municipality and Ionia municipal unit. Its population is 903 inhabitants according to 2011 census.

History[edit]

Nenita is mentioned by European visitors during Ottoman Rule in Greece. It is mentioned as developed and big village. Its name possible derives from the Greek word neonita (νεώνητα) that means new buildings. Nenita suffered great damages during destructive earthquake of 1881.[3][4] Nowadays, Nenita is a big village of South Chios. The residents employed in agriculture, mostly the agriculture and production of mastic. Nenita is associated with the icon of Archangel Michael[5]

Historical population[edit]

Census Settlement Community
1991 1,052
2001 1,038 1,156
2011 903 924

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Greece by Dana Facaros, Linda Theodorou 2003 ISBN 1860118984 page 813
  3. ^ "Ο καταστροφικός σεισμός του 1881". chioshistory.gr. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Ο σεισμός του 1881". nenita.gr. Retrieved 24 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Orthodox website

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