Lefkimmi

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Lefkimmi
Λευκίμμη
Channel in Lefkimmi
Channel in Lefkimmi
Location
Lefkimmi is located in Greece
Lefkimmi
Lefkimmi
Coordinates 39°25′N 20°4′E / 39.417°N 20.067°E / 39.417; 20.067Coordinates: 39°25′N 20°4′E / 39.417°N 20.067°E / 39.417; 20.067
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Ionian Islands
Regional unit: Corfu
Municipality: Corfu
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 6,704
 - Area: 48.7 km2 (19 sq mi)
 - Density: 138 /km2 (357 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΚΥ

Lefkimmi (Greek: Λευκίμμη, also known as Alefkimmo) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Corfu, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its land area is 50.819 km² and its population was 6,704 at the 2001 census. Lefkimmi is the southernmost municipal unit on the island. Tourism is its main industry along with agriculture and other businesses. It features beaches, restaurants, shops, taverns and hotels. A canal passes through the eastern part of town. The municipal seat was the town of Lefkímmi (pop. 3,517). Its next largest towns are Kávos (pop. 847), Palaiochóri (617), Vitaládes (475), and Kritiká (426).

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Year Village Community Municipal unit
1981 2,509 - -
1991 3,471 - -
2001 3,517 4,364 6,704

History[edit]

In 1804, when Corfu was part of the Septinsular Republic, 1,300 refugees from Souli arrived in Lefkimmi.

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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. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)