Telendos

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Telendos
Τέλενδος
Telendos seen from Kalymnos
Telendos seen from Kalymnos
Telendos is located in Greece
Telendos
Telendos
Coordinates: 37°00′N 26°55′E / 37.000°N 26.917°E / 37.000; 26.917Coordinates: 37°00′N 26°55′E / 37.000°N 26.917°E / 37.000; 26.917
Country Greece
Administrative region South Aegean
Regional unit Kalymnos
Area
 • Municipality 8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Highest elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipality 54
 • Municipality density 6.4/km2 (16/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 852 00
Area code(s) 224x0

Telendos, (Greek: Τέλενδος) is a Greek island in the southeastern Aegean Sea, belonging to the Dodecanese. It is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) off the coast of the larger island of Kalymnos, of which it is administratively a part.

The island is approximately semi-circular in shape, consisting of a single, steep, flat-top mountain whose sides plunge directly into the sea. The only flat land is at the southern tip of the island, which is where the only settlement is located. There are no cars on the island, and in 2001 the population stood at 54. Telendos was joined to Kalymnos, becoming separated from it in the 6th century AD following a series of earthquakes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Spiteri, Stephen. Fortresses of the Knights, p. 197. University of Michigan Press, 2001, 382 pages. ISBN 978-9990972061.