Chios (regional unit)
Municipalities of Chios
Chios within Greece
|• Total||904 km2 (349 sq mi)|
|• Density||58/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||GR-85|
Chios (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Χίου, Greek pronunciation: [periferi.aˈci eˈnotita ˈçi.u]) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of North Aegean. The capital of the regional unit is the town of Chios. The regional unit consists of the islands of Chios, Psara, Oinousses and some smaller uninhabited islands (including Antipsara), all in the Aegean Sea.
The regional unit Chios is subdivided into 3 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):
As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Chios was created out of the former prefecture Chios (Greek: Νομός Χὶου). The prefecture had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.
|New municipality||Old municipalities||Seat|
|Chios||Chios (town)||Chios (town)|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chios.|
- Official Chios website : operated by Chios Prefecture (including tourist guide)