Achilleio

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Achilleio
Αχίλλειο
Achilleio is located in Greece
Achilleio
Achilleio
Coordinates: 39°34′N 19°54′E / 39.567°N 19.900°E / 39.567; 19.900Coordinates: 39°34′N 19°54′E / 39.567°N 19.900°E / 39.567; 19.900
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Corfu
Municipality Corfu
 • Municipal unit 48.7 km2 (18.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 10,651
 • Municipal unit density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΚΥ

Achilleio (Greek: Αχίλλειο) is 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] It is located in the south-central part of the island of Corfu, south of Corfu (city). It has a land area of 48.650 km²[3] and a population of 10,651 inhabitants (2011 census). The seat of the municipality was the town of Gastouri (pop. 953). The municipality took its name from the palace Achilleion that Empress Elisabeth of Austria built there. The largest towns are Kynopiastes (pop. 1,054), Viros (1,201), Perama (1,021), Benítses (843), Káto Garoúna (579), and Kastellánoi (496).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.