Peloponnese (region)

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Peloponnese

Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου
Peloponnisos in Greece.svg
Coordinates: 37°24′N22°18′E / 37.4°N 22.3°E / 37.4; 22.3 Coordinates: 37°24′N22°18′E / 37.4°N 22.3°E / 37.4; 22.3
CountryFlag of Greece.svg  Greece
Decentralized Administration Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian
Capital Tripoli
Largest city Kalamata
Regional units
Government
  Regional governor Panagiotis Nikas  [ el ] ( New Democracy )
Area
  Total15,489.96 km2 (5,980.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total577,903
  Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Peloponnesian
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 code GR-J
HDI (2018)0.837 [2]
very high · 10th
Website ppel.gov.gr

The Peloponnese Region (Greek : Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου, romanized: Periféria Peloponnísou, [periˈferia pelopoˈnisu] ) is a region in southern Greece. It borders Western Greece to the north and Attica to the north-east. The region has an area of about 15,490 square kilometres (5,980 square miles). It covers most of the Peloponnese peninsula, except for the northwestern subregions of Achaea and Elis which belong to Western Greece and a small portion of the Argolid peninsula that is part of Attica.

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Administration

The Peloponnese Region was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2011 Kallikratis plan, its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with the Western Greece and Ionian Islands regions, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands based at Patras.

The region is based at Tripoli and is divided into five regional units (pre-Kallikratis prefectures),

which are further subdivided into 26 municipalities. The largest city of the region is Kalamata.

Major communities

Economy

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 8.2 billion € in 2018, accounting for 4.5% of Greek economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 17,400 € or 57% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 68% of the EU average. [3]

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References

  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.
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.