Euboea (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Εύβοιας) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece. It consists of the islands of Euboea and Skyros, as well as a 395 km2 area on the Greek mainland. Its land area is 4,167.449 km², whereas the total land area of the municipalities actually on the island Euboea is 3,684.848 km², which includes that of numerous small offshore islets (Petalies Islands) near Euboea's southern tip.
The Euboea regional unit is subdivided into 8 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):
Chalcis (Chalkida, 1)
Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna (7)
As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the former Euboea Prefecture (Greek: Νομός Εύβοιας) was transformed into a regional unit within the Central Greece region, without any change in boundaries. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.
New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Chalcis (Chalkida) Chalcis Chalcis
Dirfys-Messapia Dirfys Psachna
Eretria Eretria Eretria
Istiaia-Aidipsos Aidipsos Istiaia
Karystos Karystos Karystos
Kymi-Aliveri Kymi Aliveri
Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna Elymnioi Limni
Skyros Skyros Skyros
Note: the former municipalities of Anthidona and Avlida are on the mainland, attached to the northeastern part of Boeotia. Skyros is an island by itself.
Chalkida Province - Chalkida
Istiaeotis Province - Istiaia
Karystiaea Province - Karystos
Note: Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece.
At the 2001 census the prefecture had a population of 215,136 inhabitants, whereas the island Euboea itself had a population of 198,130.
^ a b Kallikratis reform law textPDF
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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