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The North Aegean
North Aegean
(Greek: Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου) is one of the thirteen regions of Greece. It comprises the islands of the north-eastern Aegean Sea, except for Samothrace, which belongs to the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

Contents

1 Administration 2 Major communities 3 References 4 External links

Administration[edit] The 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
Southern Aegean
region, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of the Aegean
Decentralized Administration of the Aegean
based at Piraeus. The capital of the region is situated in Mytilene
Mytilene
on the island of Lesbos. Until the Kallikratis reform, the region consisted of the three prefectures of Samos, Chios
Chios
and Lesbos. Since 1 January 2011 it is divided into five regional units, formed around:[2] Chios, Ikaria, Lemnos, Lesbos
Lesbos
and Samos. The total number of islands in the North Aegean region are nine: Lesbos, Chios, Psara, Oinousses, Ikaria, Fournoi Korseon, Lemnos, Agios Efstratios
Agios Efstratios
and Samos. The region's governor is Christiana Kalogirou (Nea Dimokratia) who on 2 October 2014 succeeded Athanasios Giakalis following the 2014 local elections. Major communities[edit]

Chíos (Χίος) Kalloní (Καλλονή) Karlóvasi (Καρλόβασι) Mýrina (Μύρινα) Mytilíni (Μυτιλήνη) Omiroúpoli (Ομηρούπολη) Pythagóreio (Πυθαγόρειο) Vathý (Βαθύ)

References[edit]

^ "Demographic and social characteristics of the Resident Population of Greece
Greece
according to the 2011 Population - Housing Census revision of 20/3/2014" (PDF). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 12 September 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2015.  ^ "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF). 

External links[edit]

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Official website (in Greek)

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Administrative division of the Northern Aegean
Northern Aegean
Region

Area 3,836 km2 (1,481 sq mi) Population 199,231 (as of 2011) Municipalities 9 (since 2011) Capital Mytilini
Mytilini
(Lesbos)

Regional unit of Chios

Chios Oinousses Psara

Regional unit of Ikaria

Fournoi Korseon Ikaria

Regional unit of Lemnos

Agios Efstratios Lemnos

Regional unit of Lesbos

Lesbos

Regional unit of Samos

Samos

Regional governor Christiana Kalogirou (since 2014) Decentralized Administration Aegean

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Administrative regions of Greece

Attica Central Greece Central Macedonia Crete Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Epirus Ionian Islands Northern Aegean Peloponnese Southern Aegean Thessaly Western Greece Western Macedonia

Authority control

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