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Irakleides is located in Greece
Coordinates: 36°49′N 27°06′E / 36.817°N 27.100°E / 36.817; 27.100Coordinates: 36°49′N 27°06′E / 36.817°N 27.100°E / 36.817; 27.100
Country Greece
Administrative region South Aegean
Regional unit Kos
Municipality Kos
 • Municipal unit 160.5 km2 (62.0 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 6,826
 • Municipal unit density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Irakleides (Greek: Ηρακλείδες) is a former municipality on the island of Kos, in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 6,826 (2011). It is the largest in area of the three municipal units on the island, at 160.538 km²,[3] and comprises 55.3% of the island's territory. The seat of the municipality was in Antimacheia (pop. 2,205). The largest village is Kefalos (2,156). Kardamaina (1,650), Mastichari (470), Kampos (228), Onia (100), and Kamarion (154) are the other villages in the municipal unit. It shares the island of Kos with the municipal units of Kos and Dikaios.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.