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Chalcis
Χαλκίς
Chalcis' seafront
Chalcis' seafront
Chalcis is locatit in Greece
Chalcis
Chalcis
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 38°28′N 23°36′E / 38.467°N 23.600°E / 38.467; 23.600Coordinates: 38°28′N 23°36′E / 38.467°N 23.600°E / 38.467; 23.600
Kintra Greece
Admeenistrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Euboea
Aurie
 • Municipality 424.77 km2 (164.00 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 30.80 km2 (11.89 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Lawest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 102,223
 • Municipality density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 59,125
 • Municipal unit density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chalcidian[2]
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 341 00
Aurie code(s) 22210
Vehicle registration ΧΑ
Wabsteid www.dimos-xalkideon.gr

Chalcis (Auncient Greek & Katharevousa: Χαλκίς, Chalkís) or Chalkida (Modren Greek: Χαλκίδα, [xalˈciða]) is the chief toun o the island o Euboea in Greece, situatit on the Euripus Strait at its narraest pynt. The name is preserved frae antiquity an is derived frae the Greek χαλκός (copper, bronze), tho thare is na trace o ony mines in the aurie.[3] In the late Middle Ages, it wis kent as Negropont, a name that wis applee'd tae the entire island o Euboea as well.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "Chalcidian, n. & adj.3". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1933.
  3. Simon C. Bakhuizen, R. Kreulen, Chalcis-in-Euboea: Iron and Chalcidians Abroad, Brill Archive, 1976, p. 58.