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Kavala (regional unit)

Kavala (Greek: Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Καβάλας, Perifereiakí Enótita Kaválas) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of East Macedonia and Thrace. Its capital is the city of Kavala. Kavala regional unit is the easternmost within the geographical region of Macedonia.

Kavala

Περιφερειακή Ενότητα
Καβάλας
Municipalities of Kavala and Thasos
Municipalities of Kavala and Thasos
Kavala within Greece
Kavala within Greece
Coordinates: 41°00′N 24°25′E / 41.000°N 24.417°E / 41.000; 24.417Coordinates: 41°00′N 24°25′E / 41.000°N 24.417°E / 41.000; 24.417
CountryGreece
RegionEast Macedonia and Thrace
CapitalKavala
Area
 • Total1,728 km2 (667 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total124,917
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes
64x xx, 65x xx
Area codes2510, 259x0
ISO 3166 codeGR-55
Car platesΚΒ
Websitewww.pref-kavala.gr

GeographyEdit

The Pangaio mountains, reaching 1,957 m are situated in the west. The neighbouring regional units are Serres to the west, Drama to the north and Xanthi to the east. The river Nestos flows along the eastern border. Arable lands are located along the coastline, in the north and in the east.

The regional unit has a predominantly Mediterranean climate.

AdministrationEdit

The regional unit Kavala is subdivided into three municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

PrefectureEdit

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the former Kavala Prefecture (Greek: Νομός Καβάλας) was transformed into a regional unit within the East Macedonia and Thrace region. The prefecture also included the island of Thasos, which became a separate regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Kavala Kavala Kavala
Filippoi
Nestos Chrysoupoli Chrysoupoli
Keramoti
Oreino
Pangaio Pangaio Eleftheroupoli
Eleftheroupoli
Eleftheres
Orfani
Piereis

Thasos was and remained one municipality.

ProvincesEdit

Note: Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece.

TransportEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).