Central Greece (region)

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This article is about the administrative region of Central Greece. For the geographic region, see Central Greece.
Central Greece
Περιφέρεια Στερεάς Ελλάδας
Region of Greece
Official logo of Central Greece
Logo
Location of Central Greece
Coordinates: 38°42′N 22°42′E / 38.7°N 22.7°E / 38.7; 22.7Coordinates: 38°42′N 22°42′E / 38.7°N 22.7°E / 38.7; 22.7
Country  Greece
Capital Lamia
Regional units
Government
 • Regional governor Klearchos Pergantas (PASOK)
Area
 • Total 15,549.31 km2 (6,003.62 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 547,390
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code GR-H
Website www.stereahellas.gr

Central Greece Region (Greek: Περιφέρεια Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Periféreia Stereás Elládas, properly translated as "Continental Greece Region") is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. The region occupies the eastern half of the traditional region of Central Greece, including the island of Euboea. To the south it borders the regions of Attica and the Peloponnese, to the west the region of West Greece and to the north the regions of Thessaly and Epirus. Its capital city is Lamia.

Administration[edit]

The Central Greece region was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2010 Kallikratis plan, its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with Thessaly, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of Thessaly and Continental Greece based at Larissa. The region is based at Lamia and is divided[1] into five regional units (pre-Kallikratis prefectures), Boeotia, Euboea, Evrytania, Phocis and Phthiotis, which are further subdivided into 25 municipalities.

The region's governor is, since 1 January 2011, Klearchos Pergantas, who was elected in the November 2010 local administration elections for the PASOK party.

Towns[edit]

Biggest towns in each regional unit, according to the census of 2001 (only communities with population more than 2,000 recorded):

Regional unit Capital Area (km²) Population
Boeotia Livadeia 2,952 117,920
1 Thebes 22,883
2 Livadeia 22,193
3 Schimatari 7,173
4 Orchomenos 5,238
5 Oinofyta 4,903
6 Aliartos 4,847
7 Vagia 3,248
8 Distomo 3,192
9 Arachova 2,770
10 Kyriaki 2,298
Euboea Chalcis 4,167 210,815
1 Chalcis 59,125
2 Nea Artaki 9,489
3 Vasiliko 6,571
4 Eretria 6,330
5 Psachna 6,050
6 Drosia 5,950
7 Istiaia 5,522
8 Aliveri 5,249
9 Karystos 5,121
10 Loutra Aidipsou 4,519
11 Vathy 4,098
12 Amarynthos 3,672
13 Agios Nikolaos 3,426
14 Paralia Avlidas 3,115
15 Kymi 2,870
16 Nea Lampsakos 2,196
17 Limni 2,046
18 Gymno 2,033
Evrytania Karpenisi 1,869 20,081
1 Karpenisi 7,348
Phocis Amfissa 2,120 40,343
1 Amfissa 6,919
2 Itea 4,362
3 Galaxidi 2,011
Phthiotis Lamia 4,441 158,231
1 Lamia 52,006
2 Atalanti 5,199
3 Stylida 5,011
4 Malesina 4,427
5 Roditsa 3,509
6 Amfikleia 3,191
7 Agios Konstantinos 2,886
8 Kamena Vourla 2,796
9 Spercheiada 2,691
10 Livanates 2,559
11 Stavros 2,489
12 Elateia 2,372
13 Makrakomi 2,245
Total Central Greece Lamia 15,549 547,390[2]

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