|Municipality of Distomo|
|Number of municipal districts:||2 (see below)|
39.426 (39° 25' 37") N 22.671667 (22° 40' 4") E
| Population: (2001)|
-Percent of the municipality
-Percent of the prefecture
Gulf of Corinth
about 2,000 m
|Postal code:||GR-320 05|
|Car designation:|| |
Distomo (Greek, Modern: Δίστομο), older forms: Distomon is a municipality in the Boeotia Prefecture, Greece. Population 4,368 (2001). It is located 180 km west of Athens, 25 km west of Livadeia, 15 km south of Desfina and east of Delphi and Itea and southeast of Amfissa. It borders to the west with the prefecture of Fokida. It is accessible via the short GR-29 (Arachova - Distomo).
Distomo is known as the site of the massacre that was perpetrated by the German army against the local inhabitants during the Second World War.
The municipality is small and only includes two villages and two settlements. The western part of the municipality is uninhabited, the land being barren, rocky grasslands unsuitable for agriculture.
Distomo is is one of the major aluminum mining towns in Greece (see Aluminum in Greece). It provides aluminum throughout the country as well as exporting to Southern Europe. Other industries include agriculture and services.
|Year||Municipal population||Change|| Municipal district|
| Percent of the municipal|
|Municipal population||Percent of the municipality||Percent of the prefecture|
|1991||2,156||-3,448 or -61.53%||-||-||-||-||-|
|2001||2,048||-108 or -5.01%||3,350||61.13%||4,368||46.89%||3.33%|
The population dropped dramatically by 60% between 1981 and 1991. The decline has slowed down in subsequent years (between 1991 and 2001).