Donoussa

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Donousa
Δονούσα
Donousa.jpg
Donousa is located in Greece
Donousa
Donousa
Coordinates: 37°06′N 25°48′E / 37.100°N 25.800°E / 37.100; 25.800Coordinates: 37°06′N 25°48′E / 37.100°N 25.800°E / 37.100; 25.800
Country Greece
Administrative region South Aegean
Regional unit Naxos
Municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades
 • Municipal unit 13.750 km2 (5.309 sq mi)
Lowest elevation 385 m (1,263 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 167
 • Municipal unit density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 843 00
Area code(s) 22850
Vehicle registration EM
Website www.donoussa.gr

Donousa (Greek: Δονούσα, also Δενούσα - Denousa) is an island and a former community in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Donousa is the easternmost island of the Lesser Cyclades.

Geography[edit]

Donousa is located 16 km (10 mi) east of the island of Naxos and about 25 km (16 mi) north of Amorgos. Its area is 13.75 square kilometres (5.31 sq mi) and its highest point is 385 metres (1,263 ft). Its population is 167 inhabitants (2011 census), most of which live in the main settlement Donousa (also Stavros). Other villages include Mersini (on the southeastern coast), Kalotaritissa (near its northern coastline) and Charavgi (in the south).

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1928 235
1946 250
1981 116
1991 111
2001 163
2011 167

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)