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Rhodes (Municipality, Greece)


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Flag of Rhodes - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 1 April 2019

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Presentation of Rhodes

The municipality of Rhodes (115,490 inhabitants in 2011, 140,790 ha), cmade of the whole island, was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities of Afantou (Αφάντου, 6,712 inh.), Archangelos (Αρχάγγελος, 5,500 inh.), Attavyros (Αττάβυρος, 3,225 inh.), Ialysos (Ιαλυσός, 10,107 inh.), Kallithea (Καλλιθέα, 10,251 inh.), Kameiros (Κάμειρος; 5,145 inh.), Lindos (Λίνδος, 3,633 inh.), Petaloudes (Πεταλούδες, 12,133 inh.), Rhodes (50,636 inh.), and South Rhodes (Νότια Ρόδος, 4,313 inh.).

Olivier Touzeau, 25 October 2013

Flag of Rhodes

The flag of Rhodes (photo, photo) is nlue with the municipal emblem, which features the head of sun god Apollo / Helios as depicted in ancient coins.
The emblem was approved by Decision No. 1,351, issued on 25 January 2018 by the Domestic Council of the Ministry of Interior, upon request of the Municipal Council. The Apollo emblem represents Rhodes' 3000-years old history and aspiration to a bright future.

Beginning in the early 4th c. BC, the mint of Rhodes developed into the most important in Caria. When the cities were liberated from Athenian rule in 411 BC, they created a new capital that bore the same name as the island itself. After that time, coins (example, example, example, example) were struck only in the name of the Rhodians.
The famous tetradrachms of Rhodes bear a depiction of the head of Helios, identified with Apollo, which is the main numismatic type on Rhodian coins. The representation of the rose on the reverse is a punning representation of the name of the city ("rose", in Greek rhodon), which was famous for its roses, after which it was named. The frontal depiction of the head of Helios on the didrachms of the middle of the 4th c. BC, which has an astonishing expressive force, is influenced by the head of the Syracusan nymph Arethusa, as rendered by the engraver Kimon.
This numismatic type continued to be found on the plinthophoroi drachms of the 2nd and 1st c. BC; these also circulated widely in mainland Greece, since Rhodes played an important role as a naval and commercial power in ancient times.
[Greek Islands Ancient Coins]

Tomislav Šipek, Ivan Sache & Paraskevas Renesis, 1 June 2019

Former municipalities



Flag of Kallithea - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 30 October 2013

Kallithea lies on the northeastern portion of the island, just south of the town of Rhodes. The seat of the municipality was in Kalythies (Καλυθιές, 4,832 inh.).

The flag of Kallithea (Kokkonis website) was white with the municipal emblem.

Olivier Touzeau, 30 October 2013



Flag of Lindos - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 June 2014

Lindos lies on the east coast of the island. Its flag (photo) was yellow with the municipality's emblem and name.

Paraskevas Renesis & Olivier Touzeau, 7 June 2014

South Rhodes


Flag of South Rhodes - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 2 June 2014

The municipality covered about 27% of the island's area. The seat of the municipality was in Gennadi (Γεννάδι, 655 inh.). Its flag (Kokkonis website; photo) was white with the municipal emblem.

Olivier Touzeau & Paraskevas Renesis, 2 June 2014

Athletic Nautical Club of Rhodes


Burgee of ANC Rhodes - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 July 2005

The Athletic Nautical Club of Rhodes is the organizer of the Rhodes Cup.
The club's burgee (image) is quartered light blue-yellow with a yellow disk bordered white and charged with a light blue sailboat.

Ivan Sache, 19 July 2005