General info

A few words about our Municipality

The Municipality of Gera is located at the south part of Lesvos Island at a distance of 25 km from the island’s capital, Mytilini.  It covers the area extending to the west coast of Gera’s gulf, from which its name originates. The Municipality’s borders coincide with those of the Regional Council of the 4th territorial area. It borders with the Municipalities of Evergetoulas and Plomari and is the third most populated municipality of Lesvos Prefecture.

The Municipality of Gera is located at the south part of Lesvos Island at a distance of 25 km from the island’s capital, Mytilini.  It covers the area extending to the west coast of Gera’s gulf, from which its name originates. The Municipality’s borders coincide with those of the Regional Council of the 4th territorial area. It borders with the Municipalities of Evergetoulas and Plomari and is the third most populated municipality of Lesvos Prefecture.

The newly established Municipality of Gera came from the merging of 6 communities according to Law No 2539/97 (I. Kapodistrias Law) and consists of the following municipal districts:              

1.        Messagros

2.        Palaiokipos

3.        Papados

4.        Perama

5.        Plakados

6.        Skopelos

The municipal district (MD) of Papados is the administrative seat of the new Local Administration Authority, while the MD of Perama is the municipality’s harbour.

The total area of the municipality is 86,350 sq.km.

According to the last census of 2001, the population of the Municipality of Gera is 6,985 inhabitants. The permanent residents are estimated to be 6,900, while during high season, that is in the summer period and during the months of olive picking, the population amounts to 11,500.

According to the censuses of 1981, 1991 and 2001, the total population of Gera’s Municipality, as well as the population of the municipal districts and of their settlements are presented in the following table.

 

municipal districts

1981 census

1991 census

2001 census

MESSAGROS

910

880

828

AVLONAS

-

-

67

PYRGOI

215

197

125

FTELI

-

-

28

PALAIOKIPOS

1582

1423

1248

AGLEFYROS

-

-

26

EVREIAKI

2

2

9

PAPADOS

1571

1434

1510

AGIOS VASSILEIOS

-

-

-

MARMARO

84

51

92

HALATSES

6

14

38

PLAKADOS

384

353

327

APIDIAS LAKOS

-

-

16

PERAMA

500

598

633

SKOPELOS

2107

1861

1768

KARIONAS

8

35

46

LAGADA

40

5

26

LIGONARI

-

33

35

TARTI

94

43

45

TSAFI

-

16

41

TSILIA

-

-

64

FARA

-

13

13

TOTAL

7503

6958

6985

 

* Source: N.S.S.G. (National Statistical Service of Greece)