Thisvi Municipal Unit

Thisvi Industrial Area is located within the municipal limits of Municipality of Thiva (Viotia), based in Domvrena village. Thisvi Municipal Unit consists of the villages Domvrena, Ellopia, Thisvi, Xironomi and Hostia (formerly Prodromos), as well as the coastal settlements of Alyki, Agios Nikolaos, Agios Ioannis and Saranti.

The area has been inhabited since antiquity, a fact proven by archaeological findings, many of which can be viewed in various museums around the world. Until World War II, the villages of Thisvi Municipality Units were notably developed. By the end of the war, the area’s population dropped, since its inhabitants started to abandon the villages and move to Thiva or Athens, or migrate to the US. According to the latest population census of Hellenic Statistical Authority (2011), Thisvi Municipal Unit has a population of 2,476 inhabitants.

The climate in the broader region has the main characteristics of the Mediterranean climate, i.e. mild and rainy winters, relatively warm and dry summers, and increased sunlight practically throughout the year. Low, thorny bushes, cedar trees, brushwood and briar flourish in the area, while crops are divided between fruit trees, vines and annuals. Fauna encountered in the area consists of field birds, minor mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects.

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