Modren regions o Greece

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The current offeecial regional admeenistrative diveesions o Greece (Greek: περιφέρειες) wur institutit in 1987. Awtho best translatit intae Inglis an Scots as "regions", the transcription peripheries is sometimes uised, perhaps tae distinguish them frae the tradeetional regions which they replacit. The Inglis wird 'periphery' is derivit frae the Greek: περιφέρεια, which in Greek (but no in Inglis) an aw means 'region'. There are 13 regions (nine on the mainland an fower island groups), which (till 2010) wur further subdividit intae the nou abolished 54 prefecturs.

Traditionally, Greece wis dividit intae 10 regions, which are still sometimes referred tae in popular discourse. These are no tae be ramfeeselt wi the new regions, even tho the latter are lairgely based on the umwhile, acause thare are auries o divergence. For example, the new region o the Peloponnese does no include aw o the landmass tradeetionally kent as the Peloponnese; the excludit pairt nou fynds itsel in the region o Wastren Greece.

The first seiven regions wur established bi the then-rulin militar regime in 1971, but they wur abolished efter the faw o Georgios Papadopoulos in November 1973. The current regions wur creatit bi Law 1622/1986 an Presidential Decree 51/1987, an wur conceivit as an auxiliary regional level o the central govrenment. Wi ongoin decentralisation, they wur accordit mair pouers in the 1997 Kapodistrias reform o local an regional govrenment, an wur feenally transformit intae fully separate entities bi the 2010 Kallikratis plan (Law 3852/2010), which entered intae effect on 1 Januar 2011. The govrenment-appointit general secretar wis replacit wi a popularly electit regional govrenor an a regional cooncil wi 5-year terms, while mony pouers o the abolished prefectur wur transferred tae the regions. As regional organs o the central govrenment, the new regions wur in turn replacit bi seiven decentralisir admeenistrations, which group frae ane tae three regions unner a govrenment-appointit general secretar.

Map showin modren regions o Greece
  1. Attica / Αττική
  2. Central Greece / Στερεά Ελλάδα
  3. Central Macedonie / Κεντρική Μακεδονία
  4. Crete / Κρήτη
  5. East Macedonie an Thrace / Ανατολική Μακεδονία και Θράκη
  6. Epirus / Ήπειρος
  7. Ionie Islands / Ιόνια νησιά
  8. North Aegean / Βόρειο Αιγαίο
  9. Peloponnese / Πελοπόννησος
  10. Sooth Aegean / Νότιο Αιγαίο
  11. Thessaly / Θεσσαλία
  12. Wast Greece / Δυτική Ελλάδα
  13. Wast Macedonie / Δυτική Μακεδονία

Borderin the region o Central Macedonie there is ane autonomous region, Munt Athos (Agion Oros, or "Holy Muntain"), a monastic community unner Greek sovereignty. It is locatit on the eastmaist o the three lairge peninsulaes juttin intae the Aegean frae the Chalcidice Peninsulae.

Through the admeenistrative reform o 2011, kent as the Kallikratis plan, seiven new admeenistrative diveesions (διοικήσεις) hae been creatit:

Admeenistrative diveesions

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