Othonoi

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Othonoi
Οθωνοί
Othonoi 1.jpg
Othonoi is located in Greece
Othonoi
Othonoi
Coordinates: 39°51′N 19°22′E / 39.850°N 19.367°E / 39.850; 19.367Coordinates: 39°51′N 19°22′E / 39.850°N 19.367°E / 39.850; 19.367
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Corfu
Municipality Corfu
 • Municipal unit 10.078 km2 (3.891 sq mi)
Highest elevation 393 m (1,289 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 631
 • Municipal unit density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 491 00
Area code(s) 26630
Vehicle registration ΚΥ
Website [1]

Othonoi (Greek: Οθωνοί, Italian: Fanò) is an island and a former community of the Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Corfu, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is the westernmost point of Greece, located northwest of Corfu. Population 631 (2001). In the 19th century the island used to be the capital of the Diapontia Islands municipality, which also included nearby islands of Ereikoussa and Mathraki. Most of the island's inhabitants can trace their origins to Paxi island, south of Corfu, as people from Paxi were settled in the island beginning in the 1570s by the Venetian Republic. A cave, near the Aspri Ammos (White Sand) beach, is traditionally believed to have been the place where Calypso kept Odysseus captive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)