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Samos
SAMOS (/ˈseɪmɒs, ˈsæmoʊs/ ; Greek : Σάμος) is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea , south of Chios
Chios
, north of Patmos and the Dodecanese
Dodecanese
, and off the coast of Asia Minor
Asia Minor
, from which it is separated by the 1.6-kilometre (1.0 mi)-wide Mycale Strait . It is also a separate regional unit of the North Aegean region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. In ancient times Samos
Samos
was an especially rich and powerful city-state , particularly known for its vineyards and wine production. It is home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos , a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site that includes the Eupalinian aqueduct
Eupalinian aqueduct
, a marvel of ancient engineering
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Regional Units Of Greece
The 74 REGIONAL UNITS (Greek : περιφερειακές ενότητες, _perifereiakés enóti̱tes_, sing. περιφερειακή ενότητα, _perifereiakí̱ enóti̱ta_) are administrative units of Greece
Greece
. They are subdivisions of the country's 13 regions , further subdivided into municipalities . They were introduced as part of the "Kallikratis" administrative reform on 1 January 2011 and are comparable in size and, in the mainland, coterminous with the pre-"Kallikratis" prefectures of Greece
Greece

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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Greece
GREECE (Greek : Ελλάδα, _ Elláda _ ), officially the HELLENIC REPUBLIC (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, _Ellinikí Dimokratía_ ), historically also known as HELLAS ( Ancient Greek : Ἑλλάς, _Hellás_ , modern pronunciation _Ellás_), is a country in southeastern Europe , with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2015. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki . Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa
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Modern Regions Of Greece
The ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS OF GREECE (Greek : περιφέρειες, _peripheries_) are the country's thirteen first-level administrative entities, each comprising several second-level units, originally prefectures and, since 2011, regional units . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 List of administrative regions * 3 See also * 4 References HISTORYThe current regions were established in July 1986 (the Presidential Decree officially establishing them was signed in 1987), by decision of then-Interior Minister Menios Koutsogiorgas as a second-level administrative entities, complementing the prefectures (Law 1622/1986). Before 1986, there was a traditional division into broad historical–geographical regions (γεωγραφικά διαμερίσματα), which, however, was often arbitrary; not all of the pre-1986 traditional historical-geographic regions had official administrative bodies
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North Aegean
The NORTH AEGEAN (Greek : Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου) is one of the thirteen regions of Greece
Greece
. It comprises the islands of the north-eastern Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
, except for Samothrace
Samothrace
, which belongs to the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace . CONTENTS * 1 Administration * 2 Major communities * 3 References * 4 External links ADMINISTRATIONThe North Aegean
North Aegean
region was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2010 Kallikratis plan , its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with the Southern Aegean region, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of the Aegean based at Piraeus
Piraeus
. The capital of the region is situated in Mytilene on the island of Lesbos
Lesbos

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Samos (town)
SAMOS (Greek : Σάμος, before 1958: Λιμήν Βαθέος - Limin Vatheos ) is a port town on the island of Samos
Samos
in Greece
Greece
. It is also known as Kato Vathy (Κάτω Βαθύ), referring to its location below Vathy . In 2011 it had a population of 6,251. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Historical population * 3 Description * 4 References HISTORYThe Town of Samos
Samos
was built in the middle of 18th century as the port of Vathy . At first there were only depots for the necessities of the trade. Samos
Samos
town was initially named Kato Vathy (meaning low Vathy) or Limenas Vatheos (meaning port of Vathy). Current name ( Samos
Samos
town) was given it in 1958. During 19th became the administration centre of the island. At that time, its population increased
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Postal Codes In Greece
The GREEK POSTAL CODE SYSTEM is administered by ELTA (Ελληνικά Ταχυδρομεία, Hellenic Post ). Each city street or rural region has a unique five-digit number. The first three digits identify the city, municipality or prefecture. In major cities, the final two digits identify streets or portions of streets. Postal codes beginning with the digits between 100 and 180 are used for the city of Athens
Athens
; the beginning sequences 180 to 199 are used for other parts of the prefecture of Attica
Attica
, with the exception of Corfu
Corfu
and Rhodes
Rhodes
. A complicated system relates the numbers used for the second and third digits to the numbers used in the fourth and fifth digits. * In less populated areas, the third digit is always a 0, while the final two digits identify municipalities in the prefecture
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Telephone Numbers In Greece
This is a LIST OF DIALING CODES IN GREECE. The first digit represents type of service. 1 is used for short codes, 2 for geographical numbers (3 and 4 are reserved for that purpose too), 5 is used for inter-network routing purposes (non-dialable codes) and VPNs, 6 for mobile services, 7 is reserved for universal access numbers (not active), 8 for reduced-fee services (like 800 toll-free, 801 local call, 89 dial-up and data services), 9 is used for premium rate services (901 for general purpose and 909 for adult-only services). All dialable numbers are ten digits, except for short codes (3–5 digits in the 1 range), 807-XXXX (seven digits) used for calling card access codes, and numbers in the 5 range, used for routing purposes and not dialable by end-subscribers
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Vehicle Registration Plates Of Greece
GREEK VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATES are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e.g. ΑΑΑ-1000) printed in black on a white background. The letters represent the district (prefecture ) that issues the plates while the numbers begin from 1000 to 9999. As from 2004, a blue strip was added on the left showing the country code of Greece
Greece
(GR) in white text and the Flag of Europe
Flag of Europe
. Similar plates with digits beginning from 1 to 999 are issued for motorcycles which exceed 50 cc. With the exception of Athens
Athens
and Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
, all districts are represented by the first 2 letters. The final letter in the sequence changes in Greek alphabetical order after 9,000 issued plates. For example, Patras
Patras
plates are ΑΧΑ-1000, where Α Χrepresents the Achaia prefecture of which Patras
Patras
is the capital
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Greek Language
GREEK ( Modern Greek
Modern Greek
: ελληνικά , _elliniká_, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα (_ listen ), ellinikí glóssa_, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean . It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet
for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B
Linear B
and the Cypriot syllabary
Cypriot syllabary
, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin
Latin
, Cyrillic
Cyrillic
, Armenian , Coptic , Gothic and many other writing systems
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Aegean Sea
The AEGEAN SEA (/ᵻˈdʒiːən/ ; Greek : Αιγαίο Πέλαγος (_ listen ); Turkish : Ege Denizi_ Turkish pronunciation: ) is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas , i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey . In the north, it is connected to the Marmara Sea and Black Sea by the Dardanelles and Bosphorus . The Aegean Islands are within the sea and some bound it on its southern periphery, including Crete and Rhodes . The sea was traditionally known as _the Archipelago _ (in Greek , _Αρχιπέλαγος_, meaning "chief sea"), but in English the meaning of Archipelago has changed to refer to the Aegean Islands and, generally, to any island group
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Chios
CHIOS (/ˈkaɪ.ɒs/ ; Greek : Χίος, alternative transliterations Khíos and Híos) is the fifth largest of the Greek islands , situated in the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) off the Anatolian coast. The island is separated from Turkey
Turkey
by the Çeşme Strait. Chios
Chios
is notable for its exports of mastic gum and its nickname is the Mastic Island. Tourist attractions include its medieval villages and the 11th-century monastery of Nea Moni
Nea Moni
, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
. Administratively, the island forms a separate municipality within the Chios
Chios
regional unit , which is part of the North Aegean
North Aegean
region . The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Chios town
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Patmos
PATMOS (Greek : Πάτμος, pronounced ) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
, most famous for being the location of both the vision of and the writing of the Christian Bible 's Book of Revelation . One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese
Dodecanese
complex, it has a population of 2,998 and an area of 34.05 km2 (13.15 sq mi). The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 metres (883 ft) above sea level . The MUNICIPALITY OF PATMOS, which includes the offshore islands of Arkoi
Arkoi
(pop. 44), Marathos (pop. 5), and several uninhabited islets, has a total population of 3,047 (2011 census) and a combined land area of 45.039 square kilometres (17.390 sq mi). It is part of the Kalymnos
Kalymnos
regional unit . Patmos' main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala, the only commercial port. Other settlements are Grikou and Kampos
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