Islands (regional unit)

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Islands

Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Νήσων
Islands regional unit within Attica
Islands regional unit within Attica
Coordinates: 37°20′N 23°30′E / 37.333°N 23.500°E / 37.333; 23.500Coordinates: 37°20′N 23°30′E / 37.333°N 23.500°E / 37.333; 23.500
CountryGreece
RegionAttica
CapitalSalamina
Area
 • Total897.6 km2 (346.6 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total74,651
 • Density83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The Islands Regional Unit (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Νήσων) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Attica. The regional unit covers the Saronic Islands, a small part of the Peloponnese peninsula, and a few islands off the eastern Peloponnese coast.

Administration[edit]

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Islands was created out of part of the former Piraeus Prefecture. It is subdivided into 8 municipalities. These are:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).