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The South Aegean (Greek: Περιφέρεια Νοτίου Αιγαίου) is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It consists of the Cyclades and Dodecanese island groups in the central and southeastern Aegean Sea.

South Aegean
Περιφέρεια Νοτίου Αιγαίου
Administrative region of Greece
South Aegean Region flag.svg
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Location of South Aegean
Coordinates: 36°48′N 26°12′E / 36.8°N 26.2°E / 36.8; 26.2Coordinates: 36°48′N 26°12′E / 36.8°N 26.2°E / 36.8; 26.2
Country  Greece
Decentralized Administration Aegean
Capital Ermoupoli
Largest city Rhodes
Regional units
Government
 • Regional governor Giorgos Hadjimarkos (Nea Dimokratia)
Area
 • Total 5,285.99 km2 (2,040.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 309,015
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 code GR-L
Website www.pnai.gov.gr
South Aegean topographic map

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AdministrationEdit

The South 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 Northern Aegean region, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of the Aegean based at Piraeus. The capital of the region is situated in Ermoupoli on the island of Syros. The administrative region includes 50 inhabited islands, including the popular tourism destinations of Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes. [2]

Until the Kallikratis reform, the region consisted of the two prefectures of the Cyclades (capital: Ermoupoli) and the Dodecanese (capital: Rhodes). Since 1 January 2011 it is divided into 13 regional units, formed around major islands:[3]

The incumbent region's governor is Giorgos Hadjimarkos.

Major communitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ ""The South Aegean Islands has been recognized as the European Region of Gastronomy for 2019"". The Business Report. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).

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