Doukades

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Doukades
Δουκάδες
Doukades village at Corfu island, Greece.jpg
Location
Doukades is located in Greece
Doukades
Doukades
Coordinates 39°41′N 19°44′E / 39.683°N 19.733°E / 39.683; 19.733Coordinates: 39°41′N 19°44′E / 39.683°N 19.733°E / 39.683; 19.733
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Ionian Islands
Regional unit: Corfu
Municipality: Corfu
Municipal unit: Palaiokastritsa
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Community
 - Population: 689
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΚΥ
Doukades: the village centre

Doukades (Greek: Δουκάδες) is a village and a community in the northwestern part of the island of Corfu. It is located in the municipal unit of Palaiokastritsa. In 2001 its population was 678 for the village and 689 for the community, including the village Papathanatika. Hills dominate the area.

Population[edit]

Year Settlement population Community population
1981 491 -
1991 492 -
2001 678 689

History[edit]

According to I. Bounia, the name of the settlement came from its first inhabitants who bore the name Doukas (Δούκας, meaning duke). The earliest written reference to Doukades is a notary writing from 1616. Of interest are the restored stone mansion of the family Theotokis, the Venetian type "Sagrado" of Kouartano, and the building of the elementary school at the entrance of the village.

Doukades was characterized as a traditional settlement with the law of October 19, 1978 No. 594 IV / November 13, 1998 (Codical statistics, number 22.1.137.01).

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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.