Afantou

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Afantou
Αφάντου
Location
Afantou is located in Greece
Afantou
Afantou
Coordinates 36°18′N 28°9′E / 36.300°N 28.150°E / 36.300; 28.150Coordinates: 36°18′N 28°9′E / 36.300°N 28.150°E / 36.300; 28.150
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: South Aegean
Regional unit: Rhodes
Municipality: Rhodes
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 6,712
 - Area: 46.1 km2 (18 sq mi)
 - Density: 146 /km2 (377 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Afantou (Greek: Αφάντου) is a village and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is situated on the east coast of Rhodes just south of the resort town Faliraki. From a total population of 6,712 (2001 census) 5,494 reside in Afantou town. The only other towns are the picturesque village of Archipoli (pop. 779) and the resort Kolympia (439).

Afantou beach, one of the longest beaches on the island

The municipal unit also hosts the only golf course of the island, the Afantou-Golf, which is next to one of the longest beaches on the island. The municipal unit has a land area of 46.100 km². In 1996, the Music School of Rhodes (Greece) was transferred from Therme to Afantou due to housing problems for the school whilst it was situated in Therme.

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. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)