Doukades

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Doukades
Δουκάδες
Doukades village at Corfu island, Greece.jpg
Doukades is located in Greece
Doukades
Doukades
Coordinates: 39°41′N 19°44′E / 39.683°N 19.733°E / 39.683; 19.733Coordinates: 39°41′N 19°44′E / 39.683°N 19.733°E / 39.683; 19.733
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Corfu
Municipality Corfu
Municipal unit Palaiokastritsa
Community[1]
 • Population 721 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΚΥ
Doukades: the village centre

Doukades (Greek: Δουκάδες) is a village and a community in the northwestern part of the island of Corfu. It is located in the municipal unit of Palaiokastritsa. In 2011 its population was 627 for the village and 721 for the community, including the village Papathanatika. Hills dominate the area.

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Year Settlement population Community population
1981 491 -
1991 492 -
2001 678 689
2011 627 721

History[edit]

According to I. Bounia, the name of the settlement came from its first inhabitants who bore the name Doukas (Δούκας, meaning duke). The earliest written reference to Doukades is a notary writing from 1616. Of interest are the restored stone mansion of the family Theotokis, the Venetian type "Sagrado" of Kouartano, and the building of the elementary school at the entrance of the village.

Doukades was characterized as a traditional settlement with the law of October 19, 1978 No. 594 IV / November 13, 1998 (Codical statistics, number 22.1.137.01).

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