Telendos

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Telendos
Τέλενδος
Telendos seen from Kalymnos
Telendos seen from Kalymnos
Location
Telendos is located in Greece
Telendos
Telendos
Coordinates 37°0′N 26°55′E / 37.000°N 26.917°E / 37.000; 26.917Coordinates: 37°0′N 26°55′E / 37.000°N 26.917°E / 37.000; 26.917
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: South Aegean
Regional unit: Kalymnos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 54
 - Area: 8.5 km2 (3 sq mi)
 - Density: 6 /km2 (16 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–450 m ­(0–1476 ft)
Postal code: 852 00
Telephone: 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 as of 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 793 KB). 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.