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RHODES
Geography and Landscape

Basic information
Official languageGreek
CapitalRhodes City
Area1.398 kmĀ²
Population117,007  (2011)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)
Web.gr
Code.GRC
Tel.+30

Cities in RHODES

Faliraki

Popular destinations GREECE

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Geography and Landscape

Geography

Rhodes is the largest island in the Aegean Dodecanese archipelago and the fifth largest in Greece after Crete, Evia and Lesbos.

Rhodos SatellietfotoRhodes Satellite PhotoPhoto:Public Domain

Rhodes is also one of the easternmost islands in Greece and is only 21 km from Turkey's south-western coast. The Dodecanese archipelago comprises about 200 islands, mostly uninhabited. Rhodes has a length of 78 km, the maximum width is 36 km. The total area of the island is about 1398 km2 and the coastline is about 220 km long.

Landscape

Rhodes has a generally green and hilly landscape. Across the island runs the forested Attaviros Mountains, with a highest peak of 1215 metres.

Attiviros-gebergte, RhodosAttiviros mountains, RhodesPhoto: Assumed ERWEH CC 2.5 Generic no changes made

Amidst the mountains lie green and fertile valleys with running water. The south-west of Rhodes is characterised by an unspoilt, forested landscape.

The west coast of Rhodes consists for a large part of pebble beaches, the east coast has beautiful sandy beaches, among others near Faliraki. The coast in the north is flat and becomes more erratic towards the south with bays and rocky hills.


Sources

Facaros,D / Rhodes & the Dodecanese
Cadogan

Griekse eilanden
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Hendriksen,B / Rodos, Kos en dodekanisos
Babylon- De Geus

Hermans, F / Rodos en Kos
ANWB

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

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