Acharavi

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Acharavi
Αχαράβη
Location
Acharavi is located in Greece
Acharavi
Acharavi
Coordinates 39°47′N 19°49′E / 39.783°N 19.817°E / 39.783; 19.817Coordinates: 39°47′N 19°49′E / 39.783°N 19.817°E / 39.783; 19.817
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Ionian Islands
Regional unit: Corfu
Municipality: Corfu
Municipal unit: Thinali
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Village
 - Population: 654
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΚΥ

Acharavi (Greek: Αχαράβη) is a settlement in the northern coast of Corfu, Greece. The area offers a view of the Albanian coast.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 545
1991 472
2001 657

History[edit]

Acharavi belongs to the former community of Agios Panteleimonas (pronounounced: 'Agios Padel'eimonas, Greek: Άγιος Παντελέημονας). The former community of Agios Panteleimonas is nowadays one of the ten official sections of the municipal unit of Thinali. Etymologically, the name Acharavi consists of the Greek words Achari Hebe (pronounounced: 'Ahari Ivi, Greek: Άχαρη Ήβη) meaning "ungracious life/youth". Originally it was called Hebe and was an ancient Greek city, possibly named after the daughter of Zeus, Hebe. The city was destroyed in 32 BC by the Roman Emperor Octavian and was thus renamed from the city of life "Hebe" into the city of "Ungracious Life" Acharavi. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, its village was mainly rebuilt. Location of village is at 39°47'21.4" N, 19°48'50.7"E.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 

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