Peloponnese (region)

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Peloponnese

Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου
Location of Peloponnese
Coordinates: 37°24′N 22°18′E / 37.4°N 22.3°E / 37.4; 22.3Coordinates: 37°24′N 22°18′E / 37.4°N 22.3°E / 37.4; 22.3
Country Greece
Decentralized AdministrationPeloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian
CapitalTripoli
Largest cityKalamata
Regional units
Government
 • Regional governorPanagiotis Nikas [el] (New Democracy)
Area
 • Total15,489.96 km2 (5,980.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total577,903
 • Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Peloponnesian
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeGR-J
HDI (2018)0.837[2]
very high · 10th
Websiteppel.gov.gr

The Peloponnese Region (Greek: Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου, romanizedPeriféria Peloponnísou, [periˈferia pelopoˈnisu]) is a region in southern Greece. It borders Western Greece to the north and Attica to the north-east. The region has an area of about 15,490 square kilometres (5,980 square miles). It covers most of the Peloponnese peninsula, except for the northwestern subregions of Achaea and Elis which belong to Western Greece and a small portion of the Argolid peninsula that is part of Attica.

Administration[edit]

The Peloponnese Region was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2011 Kallikratis plan, its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with the Western Greece and Ionian Islands regions, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands based at Patras.

The region is based at Tripoli and is divided into five regional units (pre-Kallikratis prefectures),

which are further subdivided into 26 municipalities. The largest city of the region is Kalamata.

Major communities[edit]

Economy[edit]

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 8.2 billion € in 2018, accounting for 4.5% of Greek economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 17,400 € or 57% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 68% of the EU average.[3]

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. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

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