Corfu (regional unit)

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Corfu
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Κέρκυρας
Regional unit
Municipalities of Corfu
Municipalities of Corfu
Corfu within Greece
Corfu within Greece
Coordinates: 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°E / 39.667; 19.750Coordinates: 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°E / 39.667; 19.750
Country Greece
Region Ionian Islands
Capital Corfu (city)
Government
 • Vice Governor Christos Skourtis
Area
 • Total 641.057 km2 (247.513 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 104,371
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Postal codes 49x xx
Area codes 266x0
ISO 3166 code GR-22
Car plates ΚΥ
Website www.kerkyra.gr

Corfu (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Κέρκυρας) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Ionian Islands. The capital of the regional unit is the town of Corfu. The regional unit consists of the islands of Corfu, Paxoi, Othonoi, Ereikoussa, Mathraki and several smaller islands, all in the Ionian Sea.

Administration[edit]

The regional unit Corfu is subdivided into 2 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

Prefecture[edit]

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Corfu was created out of the former prefecture Corfu (Greek: Νομός Κέρκυρας). The prefecture, created in 1864, had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Corfu Corfu (city) Corfu (city)
Agios Georgios
Achilleio
Ereikoussa
Esperies
Thinali
Kassopaia
Korissia
Lefkimmi
Mathraki
Meliteieis
Othonoi
Palaiokastritsa
Parelioi
Faiakes
Paxoi Paxoi Gaios

Provinces[edit]

The provinces were:

Population[edit]

Year Population
1991 105,043
2001 111,975
2011 104,371

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