Methana

Methana (Greek: Μέθανα) is a town and a former municipality on the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Troizinia-Methana, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 50.161 km2.[3]

Methana
Μέθανα
Town of Methana
Methana
Location within the regional unit
Coordinates: 37°34′N 23°23′E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionAttica
Regional unitIslands
MunicipalityTroizinia-Methana
Districts4
  Municipal unit50.161 km2 (19.367 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Municipal unit
1,657
  Municipal unit density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
180 30
Area code(s)22980
Websitewww.methana.gr

Methana is situated on a volcanic (the Methana Volcano) peninsula, attached to the Peloponnese. Administratively, it belongs to the Attica region. The town (pop. 892 in 2011) is located north of the road connecting to the rest of the Peloponnese and Galatas. The highest point is 740 metres (2,428 feet) (Helona Mountain). The municipal unit has a land area of 50.161 square kilometres (19.367 square miles) and a population of 1,657 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The largest settlements besides the town of Methana are Vathý (pop. 129), Megalochóri (115), Kounoupítsa (75), Kypséli (47), Ágioi Theódoroi (45), and Dritsaíika (205)


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