Mantamados

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Mantamados
Μανταμάδος
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
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Lesbos
Municipality Lesbos
 • Municipal unit 122.4 km2 (47.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,447
 • Municipal unit density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 1,172 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration 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.[3] Its population was 2,447 at the 2011 census. The municipal seat was the town of Mantamádos (pop. 941). Its largest other towns are Kápi (544), Kleió (356), and Pelópi (351).

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