|Native name: Πεταλάς|
|Area||5.497 km2 (2.122 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||251 m (823 ft)|
Petalas (Greek: Πεταλάς) is the largest island (area 5.5 square kilometres or 2.1 square miles) of the Echinades, among the Ionian Islands group of Greece. As of 2011[update], it had no resident population. Some, including Leake, have conjectured that Petalas is the ancient Dulichium, from which the Iliad reports that 40 ships sailed to Troy, but Strabo and most modern authors prefer the identification of Dulichium with Makri, a nearby island. Petalas, privately owned, was recently offered for sale.
- "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
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