North Aegean

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North Aegean

Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου
Official logo of North Aegean
Flag
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 AdministrationAegean
CapitalMytilene
Regional units
Government
 • Regional governorChristiana Kalogirou (Nea Dimokratia)
Area
 • Total3,835.91 km2 (1,481.05 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total199,231
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeGR-K
HDI (2017)0.861[2]
very high · 5th
Websitewww.pvaigaiou.gov.gr

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.

Administration[edit]

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:[3] 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.

Major communities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Demographic and social characteristics of the Resident Population of Greece according to the 2011 Population - Housing Census revision of 20/3/2014" (PDF). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 12 September 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).

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