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.
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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
Decentralized Administration of the Aegean based at
Piraeus. The capital of the region is situated in
Mytilene on the
island of Lesbos.
Until the Kallikratis reform, the region consisted of the three
prefectures of Samos,
Chios and Lesbos. Since 1 January 2011 it is
divided into five regional units, formed around: Chios, Ikaria,
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 and Samos.
The region's governor is
Christiana Kalogirou (Nea Dimokratia) who on
2 October 2014 succeeded Athanasios Giakalis following the 2014 local
^ "Demographic and social characteristics of the Resident Population
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).
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Official website (in Greek)
Administrative division of the
Northern Aegean Region
3,836 km2 (1,481 sq mi)
199,231 (as of 2011)
9 (since 2011)
Regional unit of Chios
Regional unit of Ikaria
Regional unit of Lemnos
Regional unit of Lesbos
Regional unit of Samos
Christiana Kalogirou (since 2014)
Administrative regions of Greece
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace