Euboea (regional unit)

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Euboea
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Εύβοιας
Regional unit
Municipalities of Euboea
Municipalities of Euboea
Euboea within Greece
Euboea within Greece
Coordinates: 38°30′N 24°0′E / 38.500°N 24.000°E / 38.500; 24.000Coordinates: 38°30′N 24°0′E / 38.500°N 24.000°E / 38.500; 24.000
Country Greece
Region Central Greece
Capital Chalcis
Area
 • Total 4,167 km2 (1,609 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 210,815
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Postal codes 34x xx
Area codes 222x
ISO 3166 code GR-04
Car plates ΧΑ
Website www.naevias.gr

Euboea (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Εύβοιας) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece. It consists of the islands of Euboea and Skyros, as well as a 395 km2 area on the Greek mainland. Its land area is 4,167.449 km², whereas the total land area of the municipalities actually on the island Euboea is 3,684.848 km², which includes that of numerous small offshore islets (Petalies Islands) near Euboea's southern tip.

Administration[edit]

The Euboea regional unit is subdivided into 8 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

Prefecture[edit]

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the former Euboea Prefecture (Greek: Νομός Εύβοιας) was transformed into a regional unit within the Central Greece region, without any change in boundaries. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Chalcis (Chalkida) Chalcis Chalcis
Anthidona
Avlida
Lilantia
Nea Artaki
Dirfys-Messapia Dirfys Psachna
Messapia
Eretria Eretria Eretria
Amarynthos
Istiaia-Aidipsos Aidipsos Istiaia
Artemisio
Istiaia
Lichada
Oreoi
Karystos Karystos Karystos
Kafireas
Marmari
Styra
Kymi-Aliveri Kymi Aliveri
Avlon
Dystos
Konistres
Taminaioi
Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna Elymnioi Limni
Kireas
Nileas
Skyros Skyros Skyros

Note: the former municipalities of Anthidona and Avlida are on the mainland, attached to the northeastern part of Boeotia. Skyros is an island by itself.

Provinces[edit]

Note: Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece.

Population[edit]

At the 2001 census the prefecture had a population of 215,136 inhabitants, whereas the island Euboea itself had a population of 198,130.

Year Population
1991 209,132
2001 217,218
2011 210,815

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