Meganisi

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Meganisi
Μεγανήσι
Vathy Harbor
Vathy Harbor
Location
Meganisi is located in Greece
Meganisi
Meganisi
Coordinates 38°40′N 20°47′E / 38.667°N 20.783°E / 38.667; 20.783Coordinates: 38°40′N 20°47′E / 38.667°N 20.783°E / 38.667; 20.783
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Ionian Islands
Regional unit: Lefkada
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 1,041
 - Area: 22.356 km2 (9 sq mi)
 - Density: 47 /km2 (121 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–309 m ­(0–1014 ft)
Postal code: 310 83
Telephone: 26450
Auto: EY
Website
www.meganisi.gr

Meganisi (Greek: Μεγανήσι, literally "big island") is a Greek island and municipality immediately to the east-southeast of the island of Lefkada. The municipality includes the offshore islands of Skorpios (pop. 2 persons) and Sparti. Its total population was 1,041 at the 2011 census.

The island has three villages: the central village of Katomeri (pop. 492) and the ports of Vathy (145) and Spartochori (453 inhabitants). There is also a harbour at Atheni Bay used mainly by fishing boats. Meganisi is connected with Lefkada by a car ferry service from Vathy and Spartochori. Meganisi has a school, a lyceum (middle school), banks, churches and a few squares (plateies). The island has no secondary school, so pupils attend the nearby school in Nydri, on Lefkada.

Some researchers, including Wilhelm Dörpfeld estimate that Meganisi was the Homeric island of Krocylea, which was part of Odysseus' kingdom.

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Historical population[edit]

Year Island population
1981 1,149
1991 1,246
2001 1,092
2011 1,041

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)

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