North Aegean

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North Aegean

Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου
Location of North Aegean
Kintra Greece
Regional units
 • Regional govrenorAthanasios Giakalis (PASOK)
 • Total3836 km2 (1,481 sq mi)
 • Total208,151
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeGR-K

The North Aegean (Greek: Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου) is ane o the thirteen regions o Greece. It comprises the islands o the north-eastren Aegean Sea, except for Samothrace, which belangs tae the region o East Macedonie an Thrace, an Imbros an Tenedos which belang tae Turkey.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The North Aegean region wis established in the 1987 admeenistrative reform. Wi the 2010 Kallikratis plan, its pouers an authority wur redefined an extendit. Alang wi the Sooth Aegean, it is supervisit bi the Decentralized Admeenistration o the Aegean based at Piraeus. The caipital o the region is situatit in Mytilene on the island o Lesbos.

Till the Kallikratis reform, the region consistit o the three prefecturs of Samos, Chios an Lesbos. Syne 1 Januar 2011 it is dividit intae 5 regional units, formit aroond major islands:[1] Chios, Ikaria, Lemnos, Lesbos an Samos.

The region's govrenor is, syne 1 Januar 2011, Athanasios (Nasos) Giakalis, who wis electit in the November 2010 local admeenistration elections for the Panhellenic Socialist Muivement.

Major communities[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Coordinates: 39°00′N 26°00′E / 39.000°N 26.000°E / 39.000; 26.000