Farsa, Greece

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Farsa is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°13.7′N 20°28.5′E / 38.2283°N 20.4750°E / 38.2283; 20.4750Coordinates: 38°13.7′N 20°28.5′E / 38.2283°N 20.4750°E / 38.2283; 20.4750
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Kefalonia
Municipality Kefalonia
Municipal unit Argostoli
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 215
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration KE

Farsa (Greek: Φάρσα) is a village on the island of Kefalonia, Greece, part of the municipal unit of Argostoli. It is situated on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Argostoli. Farsa is 2 km northwest of Davgata, 4 km northeast of Lixouri (across the gulf) and 6 km north of Argostoli. Records exist in the Venetian archives for this village since the early Venetian period (16th century). During World War II many Italian soldiers were posted there and it was one of the places that the Massacre of the Acqui Division took place.[citation needed] The 1953 Ionian earthquake damaged many buildings in the old village of Farsa but did not totally destroy it. The remains of the old village are visible today. Dr. Nicholas Zaferatos, an environmental studies professor in the Huxley College at Western Washington University has made a study with his students on the renovation of the old village. The entire population that time as well as other parts of the island were homeless and part of the population left Farsa.[citation needed]

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 132
1991 222
2001 263
2011 215

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
The Farsa marked was in Ottoman Empire a slave trading place (c1803)