Karpathos (regional unit)

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Karpathos
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Καρπάθου
Regional unit
Municipalities of the Dodecanese
Municipalities of the Dodecanese
The Dodecanese within Greece
The Dodecanese within Greece
Coordinates: 35°30′N 27°10′E / 35.500°N 27.167°E / 35.500; 27.167Coordinates: 35°30′N 27°10′E / 35.500°N 27.167°E / 35.500; 27.167
Country Greece
Region South Aegean
Area
 • Total 393.5 km2 (151.9 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,310
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)

Karpathos (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Καρπάθου) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of South Aegean. The regional unit covers the islands of Karpathos, Kasos, Saria and several smaller islands in the Aegean Sea.

Administration[edit]

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Karpathos was created out of part of the former Dodecanese Prefecture. It is subdivided into 2 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

Province[edit]

The province of Karpathos (Greek: Επαρχία Καρπάθου) was one of the provinces of the Dodecanese Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present regional unit.[2] It was abolished in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kallikratis reform law text PDF
  2. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)