Corfu (regional unit)

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Corfu
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Κερκύρας
Regional unit
Municipalities of Corfu
Municipalities of Corfu
Corfu within Greece
Corfu within Greece
Coordinates: 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°E / 39.667; 19.750Coordinates: 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°E / 39.667; 19.750
CountryGreece
RegionIonian Islands
CapitalCorfu
Government
 • Vice GovernorChristos Skourtis
Area
 • Total641.057 km2 (247.513 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total104,371
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes49x xx
Area codes266x0
ISO 3166 codeGR-22
Car platesΚΥ
Websitewww.kerkyra.gr

Corfu (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Κερκύρας) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Ionian Islands. The capital of the regional unit is the town of Corfu. The regional unit consists of the islands of Corfu, Paxoi, Othonoi, Ereikoussa, Mathraki and several smaller islands, all in the Ionian Sea.

Administration[edit]

The regional unit Corfu is subdivided into 2 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

Prefecture[edit]

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Corfu was created out of the former prefecture Corfu (Greek: Νομός Κερκύρας). The prefecture, created in 1864, had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat
Corfu Corfu (city) Corfu (city)
Agios Georgios
Achilleio
Ereikoussa
Esperies
Thinali
Kassopaia
Korissia
Lefkimmi
Mathraki
Meliteieis
Othonoi
Palaiokastritsa
Parelioi
Faiakes
Paxoi Paxoi Gaios

Provinces[edit]

The provinces were:

Population[edit]

Year Population
1991 105,043
2001 111,975
2011 104,371

[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-10-07.

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