Kalymnos (regional unit)

Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Regional unit

Municipalities of the Dodecanese

The Dodecanese within Greece
Coordinates: GR 37°0′N 27°0′E / 37.000°N 27.000°E / 37.000; 27.000Coordinates: GR 37°0′N 27°0′E / 37.000°N 27.000°E / 37.000; 27.000
Country Greece
Region South Aegean
Capital Pothia
  Total 399.7 km2 (154.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 29,452
  Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)

Kalymnos (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Καλύμνου) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of South Aegean. The regional unit covers the islands of Kalymnos, Agathonisi, Astypalaia, Leipsoi, Leros, Patmos and several smaller islands in the Aegean Sea.


As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Kalymnos was created out of part of the former Dodecanese Prefecture. It is subdivided into 6 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]


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


  1. "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).
  2. "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). (39 MB) (Greek) (French)

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