Donousa

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Donousa
Δονούσα
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Donousa is located in Greece
Donousa
Donousa
Coordinates: 37°06′N 25°48′E / 37.100°N 25.800°E / 37.100; 25.800Coordinates: 37°06′N 25°48′E / 37.100°N 25.800°E / 37.100; 25.800
Country Greece
Administrative region South Aegean
Regional unit Naxos
Municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades
 • Municipal unit 13.750 km2 (5.309 sq mi)
Highest elevation 385 m (1,263 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 167
 • Municipal unit density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 843 00
Area code(s) 22850
Vehicle registration EM
Website www.donoussa.gr

Donousa (Greek: Δονούσα, also Δενούσα - Denousa) is an island and a former community in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Donousa is the easternmost island of the Lesser Cyclades.

Geography[edit]

Donousa is located 16 km (10 mi) east of the island of Naxos and about 25 km (16 mi) north of Amorgos. Its area is 13.75 square kilometres (5.31 sq mi)[3] and its highest point is 385 metres (1,263 ft). Its population is 167 inhabitants (2011 census), most of which live in the main settlement Donousa (also Stavros). Other villages include Mersini (on the southeastern coast), Kalotaritissa (near its northern coastline) and Charavgi (in the south).

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1928 235 —    
1946 250 +0.34%
1981 116 −2.17%
1991 111 −0.44%
2001 163 +3.92%
2011 167 +0.24%

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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.