Kerameies

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Kerameies
Κεραμειές
Location
Kerameies is located in Greece
Kerameies
Kerameies
Coordinates 38°7′N 20°33′E / 38.117°N 20.550°E / 38.117; 20.550Coordinates: 38°7′N 20°33′E / 38.117°N 20.550°E / 38.117; 20.550
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Ionian Islands
Regional unit: Kefalonia
Municipality: Kefalonia
Municipal unit: Leivathos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Village
 - Population: 379
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: KE
Website
http://lyk-keram.kef.sch.gr/

Kerameies (Greek: Κεραμειές, also Κεραμιές - Keramies) is a community located in the southern part of the island of Kefalonia. It was the seat of the municipality of Leivathos. In the village is the largest school in the area, from kindergarten to high school named "Vallianio Likio Keramion" (http://lyk-keram.kef.sch.gr). It is situated in low hills, at about 140 m elevation. Kerameies is 2 km south of Peratata, 2 km east of Metaxata and 9 km southeast of Argostoli. The village was home to two families of merchants and shipowners, Lykiardopoulos and Vallianos. The Vallianos family is considered a great benefactor of Greece as a result of their donations made to the country, and particularly for the funding of the building of the National Library of Greece in Athens (1888–1903). The village as well as almost the entire island (excluding the Fiskardo area) was struck by the 1953 Ionian Earthquake that shook and destroyed every building in the village.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1981 141
1991 202
2001 379

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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.