Lefkada (regional unit)

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Lefkada
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Λευκάδας
Regional unit
Municipalities of Lefkada
Municipalities of Lefkada
Lefkada within Greece
Lefkada within Greece
Coordinates: 38°45′N 20°40′E / 38.750°N 20.667°E / 38.750; 20.667Coordinates: 38°45′N 20°40′E / 38.750°N 20.667°E / 38.750; 20.667
Country Greece
Region Ionian Islands
Capital Lefkada (city)
Government
 • Vice Governor Theodoros Verykios
Area
 • Total 359 km2 (139 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,693
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal codes 31x xx
Area codes 26450
ISO 3166 code GR-26
Car plates ΕΥ
Website www.lefkada.gr

Lefkada (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Λευκάδας) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Ionian Islands. The capital of the regional unit is the town of Lefkada. The regional unit consists of the islands of Lefkada, Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos and several smaller islands, all in the Ionian Sea.

Administration[edit]

The regional unit Lefkada is subdivided into 2 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

Table of Islands[edit]

Island Capital Other Cities Area (km²) Population
Lefkada (Regional Unit) Lefkada 359 23700
Kalamos Kalamos Episkopi, Kefali 25.12 498
Kastos Kastos Ambelakia, Fyki, Vali, Kilatha, Agios Emilianos, Limni, Kamini, Vrisidi, Sarakiniko 5.9 80
Lefkada Lefkada Nydri, Karya 304 22080
Meganissi Katomeri Vathi, Spartochori, Atheni Bay 20.1 1040
Other Sesoulia Forti 0.93 0
Skorpios Myconos house Onassis Harbour, Panagitsa Chapel 0.88 2
Tilevoides Madouri Island, sparti 2.07 0
Lefkada (Regional Unit) Lefkada 359 23700

Prefecture[edit]

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Lefkada was created out of the former prefecture Lefkada (Greek: Νομός Λευκάδας). The prefecture, created in 1864, had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Lefkada Lefkada (city) Lefkada (city)
Apollonioi
Ellomenos
Kalamos
Karya
Kastos
Sfakiotes
Meganisi Meganisi Meganisi

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