Kavala (regional unit)

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Kavala
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Καβάλας
Regional unit
Municipalities of Kavala and Thasos
Municipalities of Kavala and Thasos
Kavala and Thasos within Greece
Kavala and Thasos within Greece
Coordinates: 41°00′N 24°25′E / 41.000°N 24.417°E / 41.000; 24.417Coordinates: 41°00′N 24°25′E / 41.000°N 24.417°E / 41.000; 24.417
Country Greece
Region East Macedonia and Thrace
Capital Kavala
Area
 • Total 1,728 km2 (667 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 124,917
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Postal codes 64x xx, 65x xx
Area codes 2510, 259x0
ISO 3166 code GR-55
Car plates ΚΒ
Website www.pref-kavala.gr

Kavala (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Καβάλας) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the of East Macedonia and Thrace. Its capital is the city of Kavala. Kavala regional unit is the easternmost within the geographical region of Macedonia.

Geography[edit]

The Pangaio mountains, reaching 1,957 m, are situated in the west. The neighbouring regional units are Serres to the west, Drama to the north and Xanthi to the east. The river Nestos flows along the eastern border. Arable lands are located along the coastline, in the north and in the east.

The regional unit has a predominantly Mediterranean climate.

Administration[edit]

The regional unit Kavala is subdivided into 3 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 Kavala Prefecture (Greek: Νομός Καβάλας) was transformed into a regional unit within the East Macedonia and Thrace region. The prefecture also included the island of Thasos, which became a separate regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Kavala Kavala Kavala
Filippoi
Nestos Chrysoupoli Chrysoupoli
Keramoti
Oreino
Pangaio Pangaio Eleftheroupoli
Eleftheroupoli
Eleftheres
Orfani
Piereis

Thasos was and remained one municipality.

Provinces[edit]

  • Province of Kavala - Kavala
  • Province of Pangaio - Eleftheroupoli
  • Province of Nestos - Chrysoupoli
  • Province of Thasos - Thasos

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

Transport[edit]

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