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Περιφερειακή ενότητα / Δήμος
Regional unit
View of Mytilene
View of Mytilene
Lesbos within the North Aegean
Lesbos within the North Aegean
Country Greece
Region North Aegean
 • Total 1,632.8 km2 (630.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 86,436
 • Density 52.9373/km2 (137.107/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lesbian
Postal codes 81x xx
Area codes 225x0
Car plates ΜΥ
Website www.lesvos.gr

Lesbos is an island in Greece. It is in the northeastern Aegean Sea. It is one of 51 prefectures of Greece. The capital of Lesbos is the Mytilene. According to Classical Greek mythology, Lesbos was the patron god of the island.

The word 'lesbian' comes from Lesbos. An ancient poet, Sappho, lived on Lesbos. Many of her love poems are written to women.

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