Central square of Karlovasi.

Coordinates: 37°47′N 26°42′E / 37.783°N 26.700°E / 37.783; 26.700Coordinates: 37°47′N 26°42′E / 37.783°N 26.700°E / 37.783; 26.700
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Samos
Municipality Samos
  Municipal unit 100.3 km2 (38.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Municipal unit 9,855
  Municipal unit density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
  Population 6,869 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΜΟ

Karlovasi (Greek: Καρλόβασι) is a town and 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.[2] It is located on the northwest side of the island. According to the 2011 census, the population of the municipal unit was 9,855 inhabitants. Its land area is 100.330 km². The municipal unit shares the island of Samos with the municipal units of Vathy, Pythagoreio, and Marathokampos.

Church Agios Nikolaos

The School of Sciences of University of the Aegean [3] is located in the town and currently there are three academic departments:

There are about 1,000 active students living in the town throughout the year.[4]

Karlovasi is a town with a rich history in culture and in commerce, being a flourishing tannery and tobacco manufacturing centre in the early 1900s. Many magnificent neoclassical mansions can be seen from that period as well as the remains of the large stone-built factories at the "Ormos" seaside.

As a result of the "Capodistrias" unification program, the town of Karlovasi (pop. 5,740) was the administration centre for the nearby villages of Platanos, Drakeoi, Kastania, Leka, Nikoloudes, Konteika, Kontakeika, Ydroussa and Agioi Theodoroi.

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  1. 1 2 "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. , by the University of the Aegean
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