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Strongyli Megistis (Greek: Στρογγυλή Μεγίστης), also called plainly Strongyli or Ypsili, is a Greek islet which lies in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, about four kilometers south-east of the island of Kastellorizo. The island is about 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) long, and up to 700 metres (2,300 ft) wide. It covers an area of about 0.9 square kilometres (0.3 sq mi). It is rather flat and covered with macchia. The islet has no permanent residents.

Strongyli Megistis

Στρογγυλή Μεγίστης
The islet of Strongyli seen from southwest
The islet of Strongyli seen from southwest
Strongyli Megistis is located in Greece
Strongyli Megistis
Strongyli Megistis
Coordinates: 36°7′N 29°38′E / 36.117°N 29.633°E / 36.117; 29.633Coordinates: 36°7′N 29°38′E / 36.117°N 29.633°E / 36.117; 29.633
CountryGreece
Administrative regionSouth Aegean
Regional unitRhodes
Area
 • Total0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total0
 • Density0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
851 11
Area code(s)22460
Vehicle registrationΚΧ, ΡΟ, ΡΚ

Strongyli is the easternmost Greek territory. Administratively it is part of the Municipality of Megisti. According to the 2011 census the island is deserted.[2] It has a lighthouse, which has the characteristic of being the easternmost building in Greece. There is also a cargo aerial cableway which is used by the army to transport cargo from the area of disembarkation to the Surveillance Outpost of Stroghyli.[3]

The islet is named Çam Adası ("Pine island") in Turkish.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Greek Population Census, 2011". Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.army.gr/default.php?pname=Article&art_id=93955&cat_id=14&la=2

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