Lemnos (regional unit)

Lemnos (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Λήμνου) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of North Aegean. The regional unit covers the islands of Lemnos, Agios Efstratios and a few smaller, uninhabited islands, in the Aegean Sea.

Lemnos
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Λήμνου
Municipalities of Lemnos and Lesbos
Municipalities of Lemnos and Lesbos
Lemnos and Lesbos within Greece
Lemnos and Lesbos within Greece
Coordinates: 39°55′N 25°10′E / 39.917°N 25.167°E / 39.917; 25.167Coordinates: 39°55′N 25°10′E / 39.917°N 25.167°E / 39.917; 25.167
CountryGreece
RegionNorth Aegean
CapitalMyrina
Area
 • Total520.9 km2 (201.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total17,262
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes
814 xx, 815 00

AdministrationEdit

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Lemnos was created out of part of the former Lesbos Prefecture. It is subdivided into 2 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

ProvinceEdit

The province of Lemnos (Greek: Επαρχία Λήμνου) was one of the provinces of the Lesbos Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present regional unit.[2] It was abolished in 2006.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  2. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. (39 MB) (in Greek and French)