tanager genus"Tangara" is often misunderstood to be "Tanagra"."Infobox Greek Dimos
name = Tanagra
name_local = Τανάγρα
prefec = Boeotia
population = 4134
population_as_of = 2001
population_ref = [http://www.statistics.gr/gr_tables/S1101_SAP_1_TB_DC_01_03_Y.pdf source]
pop_dens = 34
area = 122.53
elevation = 214
lat_deg = 38
lat_min = 19
lat_hem = N
lon_deg = 23
lon_min = 32
lon_hem = E
postal_code = 322 00, 320 09
area_code = 22620
licence = ΒΙ
Tanagra (Greek: Τανάγρα) is a community north of
Athensin Boeotia, not far from Thebes, that was noted in antiquity for its mass-produced mold-cast and fired terracottafigurines: see Tanagra figurine. Pausanias mentions in its location the ancient city of Graea, which is considered by certain academics to be the origin of the name Greek.
Its ancient name was Poimandria, after its founder
Poimandroswho took part in the Trojan campaign.
It can be accessed by GR-1 in the north and by a provincial road linking Thiva (Thebes) in the west. It is located SE of
Thivaand Arma, SW of Schimatariand NW of Agios Thomas.The town is situated between the base and the highway. Tanagra is served by two interchanges, a partial southbound exit, a northbound entrance to the northwest and an almost-full to the east, serving access to highways 44 and 77 to the island of Euboea. Its service road lies to the south and is linked with the southeast bypass and to the military base. Farmlands surround the rest of Tanagra, and the AsopusRiver along with the Parnithamountains to the south.
Today, Tanagra Air Force base is home to the 114 Combat Wing of the
Hellenic Air Force, and is one of Greece's largest military bases. Its runway is about 2 km in length.
In the early 2000s, a military plane which was on a training flight crashed on the runway during bad weather. There were no survivors.
On Sunday September 18, 2005, the Archangelos
air show, the largest ever organized in Greece, took place in Tanagra. It drew a crowd of more than 200,000.
Tanagra has schools, a few secondary schools, gymnasia, a few churches, a post office and a few squares ("platies").
Communities of Viotia
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