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Name in national language:   Kar-pa-thos    Karpathos  Dodecanese Islands Greece

Geographical position:  35°35′N, 27°08′O

Altitude: 0-1.215 m

Climate: Mediterranean (strong winds summer & low levels of rain in winter)

Inhabitants:  5.850 (Census 2006)

Telephone area code
:  +0030 (22450)

Mail code: 85700

Currency: Euro

UTC difference:  + 2 h (summer time + 3 h)

CET difference: + 1 h

Official website of Karpathos Municipality
: www.karpathos.gr

Surface:  330 km²

Population density
:  18 inhabitants/km²

National language
: Greek

Area:    300.152 km2

Coastline length: 180 km

Population: 6,511

Island capital and its population:   Karpathos Town or Pigadia (2,077)

Administrative structure: Region of South Aegean, Prefecture of the Dodecanese, Province of Karpathos-Kasos, Municipality of Karpathos [Capital: Pigadia (2,077)], Community of Olymbos [Capital: Olymbos (409)]

Local newspapers: Karpathiaki Echo, Foni tis Olymbou, Karpathiaki, Olymbos

Local radio stations: Radio Olymbos (100.5 FM), Municipial Radio Station (101.3 FM)

Museums: Archaeological Museum at Pigadia, Arkasa Archeological Folklore Museum, Othos Foklore Museum

Archaeological sites and monuments: Pigadia, Menetes, Arkasa, Lefkos, Sokastro, Aperi, Apella, Spoa, Vrykounta, Saria island

Traditional settlements: Aperi, Volada, Pigadia, Lefkos, Mesochori, Othos, Olymbos, Tristomo, Foiniki

Natural monuments: The areas Kali Limni, Kyra Panagia and the Lastos mountain in central Karpathos as well as northern Karpathos, the Saria island and the surrounding marine area have been included in the European network "NATURA 2000" and have been declared Important Bird Areas in Greece

Religious feasts:  Feast of the Annunciation at Pigadia (March 25th), On St George's day at Lefkos (April 23d), On St Marina's day at Menets (July 17th),On St Paraskevis day at Arkasa (july 26), On St Panteleimon's day at Arkasa (July 27th), Feast of the Transfiguration of the Saviour at Othos (August  6th), Dormition of Virgin Mary at Menetes, Pyles, Aperi and Olymbos (August 15th), On the eve of the Decapitation of St John at Lakki and Olymbos (August 28th), Panagia Larniotissa at Pigadia (September 7th), Panagia Vrysiani at Mesochori (September 8th), Holy Cross at Pyles (September 14th), On St Sofia's day at Arkasa (September 17th)

Sport events: Speed Windsurfing World Championship