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Paros (Greek: Πάρος; Venetian: Paro) is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea. Ane o the Cyclades island group, it lies tae the wast o Naxos, frae which it is separatit bi a channel aboot 8 kilometres (5 miles) wide. It lies approximately 150 km (93 miles) sooth-east o Piraeus. The Municipality o Paros includes numerous uninhabitit offshore islets totalin 196.308 square kilometres (75.795 sq mi) o laund. Its nearest neighbour is the municipality o Antiparos, which lies tae its soothwast.

Paros

Πάρος
Frae tap left: Parikia, Panagia Ekatontapiliani, the Frankish Castle an a teepical Paros street
Frae tap left: Parikia, Panagia Ekatontapiliani, the Frankish Castle an a teepical Paros street
Paros is locatit in Greece
Paros
Paros
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 37°5′N 25°9′E / 37.083°N 25.150°E / 37.083; 25.150Coordinates: 37°5′N 25°9′E / 37.083°N 25.150°E / 37.083; 25.150
KintraGreece
Admeenistrative regionSooth Aegean
Regional unitParos
Area
 • Municipality196.3 km2 (75.8 sq mi)
Highest elevation
724 m (2,375 ft)
Lawest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
13,715
 • Municipality density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Community
 • Population6,058 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
844 00
Aurie code(s)22840
Vehicle registrationEM
Wabsteidwww.paros.gr

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