Kastos

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Kastos
Καστός
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Kastos is located in Greece
Kastos
Kastos
Coordinates: 38°34′N 20°55′E / 38.567°N 20.917°E / 38.567; 20.917Coordinates: 38°34′N 20°55′E / 38.567°N 20.917°E / 38.567; 20.917
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Lefkada
Municipality Lefkada
Districts 3
 • Municipal unit 5.901 km2 (2.278 sq mi)
Highest elevation 142 m (466 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 80
 • Municipal unit density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 310 80
Area code(s) 26290
Vehicle registration EY

Kastos (Greek: Καστός) is a Greek island and a former community east of the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lefkada, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Until 1974, when it became part of the Lefkada Prefecture, the island was administered under the Cephalonia Prefecture (Ithaca province).[3] The nearest island is Kalamos, with a deep channel between them; the mainland is approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) to the northeast in Aetolia-Acarnania.

Geography[edit]

The island has only one village, the homonymous Kastos, located on its east coast. It has a population of about 80, involved mainly in fishing and tourism services. During the summer Kastioti of the diaspora return for holidays and, together with the fluctuating visitors arriving on yachts, form its seasonal character. The island is 7 km (4 mi) long from north to south, and 800 m wide. The area is 5.901 square kilometres (2.278 sq mi) and its highest point is 142 metres (466 feet) over the Mediterranean Sea level.

Population[edit]

Year Island population
1981 68
1991 50
2001 120
2011 80

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ EETAA local government changes

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