Lefkada (city)

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Lefkada
Λευκάδα
Marka Square
Marka Square
Location
Lefkada is located in Greece
Lefkada
Lefkada
Coordinates 38°50′N 20°42′E / 38.833°N 20.700°E / 38.833; 20.700Coordinates: 38°50′N 20°42′E / 38.833°N 20.700°E / 38.833; 20.700
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Ionian Islands
Regional unit: Lefkada
Municipality: Lefkada
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 16,307
 - Area: 60.628 km2 (23 sq mi)
 - Density: 269 /km2 (697 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal code: 311 00
Telephone: 26450
Auto: ΕΥ

Lefkada (Greek: Λευκάδα - Lefkáda) is a city and a former municipality on 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] It is the capital and main town of the island of Lefkada, located in the northern and northeastern part of the island. The city had a 2001 census population of 13,947 inhabitants. The municipal unit has a land area of 60.628 square kilometres (23.409 sq mi) and a population of 16,307. Its next largest towns are Lygiá (pop. 739), Nikiána (681), Apólpaina (507), Frýni (444), Kariótes (442), and Tsoukaládes (431).

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Lefkada is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Levkas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
16
(60)
16
(61)
19
(66)
24
(75)
28
(82)
31
(87)
31
(88)
27
(81)
23
(73)
18
(64)
15
(59)
21.8
(71.1)
Average low °C (°F) 6
(43)
7
(44)
8
(46)
11
(51)
15
(59)
18
(65)
21
(70)
21
(70)
18
(65)
14
(58)
11
(51)
8
(46)
13.2
(55.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 157
(6.2)
122
(4.8)
91
(3.6)
64
(2.5)
41
(1.6)
20
(0.8)
5
(0.2)
20
(0.8)
46
(1.8)
145
(5.7)
157
(6.2)
213
(8.4)
1,081
(42.6)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Other[edit]

Lefkada has schools, a few lyceums (middle schools), gymnasia, banks, churches and squares (plateies).

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. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Levkas, Greece". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.