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Western Greece

Western Greece
Περιφέρεια Δυτικής Ελλάδας
Administrative region of Greece
Official logo of Western Greece
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Location of Western Greece
Coordinates:
Country  Greece
Decentralized Administration Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian
Capital Patras
Regional units
Government
 • Regional governor Apostolos Katsifaras (Independent)
Area
 • Total 11,350.18 km2 (4,382.33 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 679,796
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ISO 3166 code GR-G
Website .gr.gov.pdewww

Western Greece Region (Greek: Περιφέρεια Δυτικής Ελλάδας) is one of the thirteen regions of Greece. It comprises the western part of continental Greece and the northwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula.

Contents

  • Administration 1
  • Climate 2
  • Major communities 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Administration

The region of Western Greece was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2010 Kallikratis plan, its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with Peloponnese and the Ionian Islands regions, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of the Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands based at Patras. The region is based at Patras and is divided into three regional units (pre-Kallikratis prefectures), Aetolia-Acarnania in Central Greece and Achaea and Elis in the Peloponnese, which are further subdivided into 19 municipalities.

The governor is Apostolos Katsifaras, who was elected in the 2010 local elections running for PASOK and was narrowly re-elected in 2014 as an independent.

Climate

Its climate has hot summers and mild winters. Sunny days dominate during the summer months in areas within the beaches and partially cloudy and rainy in the mountains. Snow is very common during the winter in the mountains of Erymanthus, Panachaicus and Aroania. Winter high temperatures are around the 10 °C mark throughout the low lying areas.

Major communities

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).  

External links

  • Official website (Greek)
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