Orchomenus (Boeotia)

Orchomenus (Ancient Greek: Ὀρχομενός Orchomenos), the setting for many early Greek myths, is best known as a rich archaeological site in Boeotia, Greece, that was inhabited from the Neolithic through the Hellenistic periods. Orchomenus is also referenced as the "Minyean Orchomenus" in order to distinguish the city from the "Arcadian Orchomenus".

Orchomenos
Ορχομενός
The Acropolis of Orchomenus
Orchomenos
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°29′N 22°59′E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitBoeotia
Area
  Municipality415.9 km2 (160.6 sq mi)
  Municipal unit230.098 km2 (88.841 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Municipality
11,621
  Municipality density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
  Municipal unit
8,869
  Municipal unit density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Community
  Population5,238 (2011)
  Area (km2)43.431
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)