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Central Greece (region)

Central Greece


Περιφέρεια Στερεάς Ελλάδας
Location of Central Greece
Coordinates: 38°42′N22°42′E / 38.7°N 22.7°E / 38.7; 22.7Coordinates: 38°42′N22°42′E / 38.7°N 22.7°E / 38.7; 22.7
Country   Greece
Decentralized Administration Thessaly and Central Greece
Capital Lamia
Largest city Chalcis
Regional units
Government
 • Regional governor Fanis Spanos [el] (New Democracy)
Area
 • Total 15,549.31 km2 (6,003.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total 547,390
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 code GR-H
HDI (2017) 0.842[2]

very high · 10th
Website www.pste.gov.gr

Central Greece (Greek: Περιφέρεια Στερεάς Ελλάδας, romanizedPeriféria Stereás Elládhas, Greek pronunciation: [periˈferia stereˈas eˈlaðas], colloquially known as Ρούμελη (Roúmeli)) is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. The region occupies the eastern half of the traditional region of Central Greece, including the island of Euboea. To the south it borders the regions of Attica and the Peloponnese, to the west the region of West Greece and to the north the regions of Thessaly and Epirus. Its capital city is Lamia.

Administration [ edit ]

The region was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2010 Kallikratis plan, its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with Thessaly, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of Thessaly and Central Greece based at Larissa. The region is based at Lamia and is divided[3] into five regional units (pre-Kallikratis prefectures), Boeotia, Euboea, Evrytania, Phocis and Phthiotis, which are further subdivided into 25 municipalities.

Economy [ edit ]

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province was 8.8 billion € in 2018, accounting for 4.7% of the Greek economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 18,900 € or 63% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 81% of the EU average. Central Greece is the region in Greece with the fourth highest GDP per capita.[4]

Towns [ edit ]

Biggest towns in each regional unit, according to the census of 2001 (only communities with population more than 2,000 recorded):

Regional unit Capital Area (km²) Population
Boeotia Livadeia 2,952 117,920
1 Thebes 22,883
2 Livadeia 22,193
3 Schimatari 7,173
4 Orchomenos 5,238
5 Oinofyta 4,903
6 Aliartos 4,847
7 Vagia 3,248
8 Distomo 3,192
9 Arachova 2,770
10 Kyriaki 2,298
Euboea Chalcis 4,167 210,815
1 Chalcis 59,125
2 Nea Artaki 9,489
3 Vasiliko 6,571
4 Eretria 6,330
5 Psachna 6,050
6 Drosia 5,950
7 Istiaia 5,522
8 Aliveri 5,249
9 Karystos 5,121
10 Loutra Aidipsou 4,519
11 Vathy 4,098
12 Amarynthos 3,672
13 Agios Nikolaos 3,426
14 Paralia Avlidas 3,115
15 Kymi 2,870
16 Nea Lampsakos 2,196
17 Limni 2,046
18 Gymno 2,033
Evrytania Karpenisi 1,869 20,081
1 Karpenisi 7,348
Phocis Amfissa 2,120 40,343
1 Amfissa 6,919
2 Itea 4,362
3 Galaxidi 2,011
Phthiotis Lamia 4,441 158,231
1 Lamia 52,006
2 Atalanti 5,199
3 Stylida 5,011
4 Malesina 4,427
5 Roditsa 3,509
6 Amfikleia 3,191
7 Agios Konstantinos 2,886
8 Kamena Vourla 2,796
9 Spercheiada 2,691
10 Livanates 2,559
11 Stavros 2,489
12 Elateia 2,372
13 Makrakomi 2,245
Total Central Greece Lamia 15,549 547,390 [5]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Demographic and social characteristics of the Resident Population of Greece according to the 2011 Population - Housing Census revision of 20/3/2014"(PDF). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 12 September 2014. Archived from the original(PDF) on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Kallikratis reform law text"(PDF).
  4. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.
  5. ^ 2011 census

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