Mytilene

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Mytilene (/ˌmɪtɪˈlni/; Greek: Μυτιλήνη, romanized: Mytilíni [mitiˈlini] (listen); Turkish: Midilli) is the capital of the Greek island of Lesbos, and its port. It is also the capital and administrative center of the North Aegean Region, and hosts the headquarters of the University of the Aegean. It was founded in the 11th century BC.

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Mytilene
Μυτιλήνη
Panoramic view of the City of MytileneChurch of Saint TheraponStatue of LibertyUrban architecture in MytileneHarbor of MytileneLesbos Regional Unit Administration
Clockwise from top: Panoramic view of the City of Mytilene, Archaeological Museum of Mytilene, Statue of Liberty, Characteristic samples of urban architecture, the seafront and Harbor of Mytilene, Church of Saint Therapon, and Lesbos Regional Unit Administration.
Mytilene
Location within the region
Coordinates: 39°6′N 26°33′E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionNorth Aegean
Regional unitLesbos
MunicipalityMytilene
Government
  MayorStratis Kytelis
Area
  Municipality566.7 km2 (218.8 sq mi)
  Municipal unit107.46 km2 (41.49 sq mi)
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Municipality
58.285[2]
  Municipal unit
37,890
  Municipal unit density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
DemonymMytilenian
Community
  Population29,656 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
811 00
Area code(s)22510
Vehicle registrationMY
Websitewww.mytilene.gr
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Mytilene is one of the two municipalities on the island of Lesbos, created in 2019; the other is West Lesbos.[3] Mytilene is built on the southeast edge of the island. It is the seat of a metropolitan bishop of the Eastern Orthodox Church.