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The Peloponnese region (Greek: Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου) is a region in southern Greece. It borders the West Greece region to the north and Attica to the north-east. The region has an area of about 15,490 square kilometres (5,980 square miles). It covers most of the Peloponnese peninsula, except for the northwestern subregions of Achaea and Elis which belong to West Greece and a small portion of the Argolid peninsula that is part of Attica.


Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου
Location of Peloponnese
Coordinates: 37°24′N 22°18′E / 37.4°N 22.3°E / 37.4; 22.3Coordinates: 37°24′N 22°18′E / 37.4°N 22.3°E / 37.4; 22.3
Country Greece
Decentralized AdministrationPeloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian
Regional units
 • Regional governorPetros Tatoulis (Ind.)
 • Total15,489.96 km2 (5,980.71 sq mi)
 • Total577,903
 • Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeGR-J
HDI (2017)0.837[2]
very high · 12th



The Peloponnese region was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2010 Kallikratis plan, its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with the West Greece and the Ionian Islands regions, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of the Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands based at Patras.

The region is based at Tripoli and is divided into five regional units (pre-Kallikratis prefectures),

which are further subdivided into 26 municipalities. The largest city of the region is Kalamata.

The region's governor is independent politician Petros Tatoulis, who was elected in the 2010 local elections and reelected in 2014.

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The Greek financial crisis had severe consequences on Peloponnese's workforce. According to the statistics of the Labor Union of Korinthia, the unemployment rate is as follows:

Year Unemployed People
2010 28,353
2011 30,527
2012 35,722
2013 39,083
2014 41,944


  1. ^ "Demographic and social characteristics of the Resident Population of 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.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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