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Polichnitos is located in Greece
Coordinates 39°5′N 26°11′E / 39.083°N 26.183°E / 39.083; 26.183Coordinates: 39°5′N 26°11′E / 39.083°N 26.183°E / 39.083; 26.183
Country: Greece
Administrative region: North Aegean
Regional unit: Lesbos
Municipality: Lesbos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 5,288
 - Area: 172.6 km2 (67 sq mi)
 - Density: 31 /km2 (79 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: MY

Polichnitos (Greek: Πολίχνιτος) 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] Population 5,288 (2001). The municipal unit is located in the central south coast of the island, adjacent to the south side of the Bay of Kalloni. It has a land area of 172.629 km². Its municipal seat is in the town of Polichnítos (pop. 2,763). The next largest towns are Vrísa (798), Vasiliká (557), and Lisvóri (516).


  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)

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