Ikaria (regional unit)

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Ikaria

Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Ικαρίας
Municipalities of Ikaria and Samos
Municipalities of Ikaria and Samos
Samos and Ikaria within Greece
Samos and Ikaria within Greece
Coordinates: 37°40′N 26°20′E / 37.667°N 26.333°E / 37.667; 26.333Coordinates: 37°40′N 26°20′E / 37.667°N 26.333°E / 37.667; 26.333
CountryGreece
RegionNorth Aegean
Area
 • Total300.6 km2 (116.1 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total9,882
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ikaria (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Ικαρίας) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of North Aegean. The regional unit covers the island of Ikaria and the small archipelago Fournoi Korseon, in the Aegean Sea.

Administration[edit]

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Ikaria was created out of part of the former Samos Prefecture. It is subdivided into 2 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Ikaria Agios Kirykos Agios Kirykos
Evdilos
Raches
Fournoi Korseon Fournoi Korseon Fournoi

Province[edit]

The province of Ikaria (Greek: Επαρχία Ικαρίας) was one of the provinces of the Samos Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present regional unit.[2] It was abolished in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-03-03. (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)