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Raches is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°36′N 26°05′E / 37.600°N 26.083°E / 37.600; 26.083Coordinates: 37°36′N 26°05′E / 37.600°N 26.083°E / 37.600; 26.083
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Ikaria
Municipality Ikaria
 • Municipal unit 101.8 km2 (39.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,163
 • Municipal unit density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
 • Population 1,125 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 22750
Vehicle registration ΜΟ

Raches (Greek: Ράχες) is a village and a former municipality on the island of Ikaria, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ikaria, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] With a population of 2,163 inhabitants (2011 census) and a land area of 101.768 km2,[3] it is the largest in area, smallest in population, and therefore the least densely populated of the three municipal units on Icaria. The other two municipal units are Agios Kirykos and Evdilos.

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