Mantamados

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Mantamados
Μανταμάδος
Location
Mantamados is located in Greece
Mantamados
Mantamados
Coordinates 39°16′N 26°20′E / 39.267°N 26.333°E / 39.267; 26.333Coordinates: 39°16′N 26°20′E / 39.267°N 26.333°E / 39.267; 26.333
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: North Aegean
Regional unit: Lesbos
Municipality: Lesbos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 3,210
 - Area: 122.4 km2 (47 sq mi)
 - Density: 26 /km2 (68 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: MY

Mantamados (Greek: Μανταμάδος/Mantamaðos) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lesbos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is located at the northeast corner of the island, and has a land area of 122.435 km². Its population was 3,210 at the 2001 census. The municipal seat was the town of Mantamádos (pop. 1,156). Its largest other towns are Kápi (654), Kleió (551), and Pelópi (512).

Mantamados is very famous for the monastery of the Archangel Michael of Mantamados, popular among the believers of Greece, on the outskirts of the village. The island is also famous for its cheese (Ladotyri) and for its farms. It was also one of the few places in Greece to have a mayor belonging to the Greek Communist Party until 2000.

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  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)