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Polichnitos is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 39°05′N 26°11′E / 39.083°N 26.183°E / 39.083; 26.183Coordinates: 39°05′N 26°11′E / 39.083°N 26.183°E / 39.083; 26.183
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Lesbos
Municipality Lesbos
 • Municipal unit 172.6 km2 (66.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,234
 • Municipal unit density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
 • Population 2,406 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration MY

Polichnitos (Greek: Πολίχνιτος) 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] Population 4,234 (2001). The municipal unit is located in the central south coast of the island, adjacent to the south side of the Bay of Kalloni. It has a land area of 172.629 km².[3] Its municipal seat is in the town of Polichnítos (pop. 2,102). The next largest towns are Vrísa (617), Vasiliká (400), and Lisvóri (408).


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

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