North Aegean

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North Aegean
Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου
Administrative region of Greece
Official logo of North Aegean
Location of North Aegean
Coordinates: 38°42′N 26°00′E / 38.7°N 26.0°E / 38.7; 26.0Coordinates: 38°42′N 26°00′E / 38.7°N 26.0°E / 38.7; 26.0
Country  Greece
Decentralized Administration Aegean
Capital Mytilene
Regional units
 • Regional governor Christiana Kalogirou (Nea Dimokratia)
 • Total 3,835.91 km2 (1,481.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 199,231
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code GR-K

The North Aegean (Greek: Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου) is one of the thirteen regions of Greece. It comprises the islands of the north-eastern Aegean Sea, except for Samothrace, which belongs to the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.


The North Aegean region was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2010 Kallikratis plan, its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with the Southern Aegean region, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of the Aegean based at Piraeus. The capital of the region is situated in Mytilene on the island of Lesbos.

Until the Kallikratis reform, the region consisted of the three prefectures of Samos, Chios and Lesbos. Since 1 January 2011 it is divided into five regional units, formed around:[2] Chios, Ikaria, Lemnos, Lesbos and Samos. The total number of islands in the North Aegean region are nine: Lesbos, Chios, Psara, Oinousses, Ikaria, Fournoi Korseon, Lemnos, Agios Efstratios and Samos.

The region's governor is Christiana Kalogirou (Nea Dimokratia) who on 2 October 2014 succeeded Athanasios Giakalis following the 2014 local elections.

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