Chalcis

Chalcis (/ˈkælsɪs/;[3] Ancient Greek & Katharevousa: Χαλκίς, romanized: Chalkís) or Chalkida (Modern Greek: Χαλκίδα, romanized: Halkídha, pronounced [xalˈciða]), is the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, situated on the Euripus Strait at its narrowest point. The name is preserved from antiquity and is derived from the Greek χαλκός (copper, bronze), though there is no trace of any mines in the area.[4] In the Late Middle Ages, it was known as Negropont(e), an Italian name that has also been applied to the entire island of Euboea.

Chalkida
Χαλκίδα
Chalcis' seafront
Chalkida
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°27′45″N 23°35′42″E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitEuboea
Government
  MayorEleni Vaka (New Democracy)
Area
  Municipality424.77 km2 (164.00 sq mi)
  Municipal unit30.80 km2 (11.89 sq mi)
Highest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Municipality
102,223
  Municipality density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
  Municipal unit
59,125
  Municipal unit density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Chalcidian[2]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
341 00
Area code(s)22210
Vehicle registrationΧΑ
Websitewww.dimoschalkideon.gr