Kerameies

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Kerameies
Κεραμειές
Kerameies is located in Greece
Kerameies
Kerameies
Coordinates: 38°7′N 20°33′E / 38.117°N 20.550°E / 38.117; 20.550Coordinates: 38°7′N 20°33′E / 38.117°N 20.550°E / 38.117; 20.550
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Kefalonia
Municipality Kefalonia
Municipal unit Leivatho
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 334
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration KE
Website http://lyk-keram.kef.sch.gr/

Kerameies (Greek: Κεραμειές, also Κεραμιές - Keramies) is a community located in the southern part of the island of Kefalonia. It was the seat of the municipality of Leivatho. In the village is the largest school in the area, from kindergarten to high school named "Vallianio Likio Keramion" (http://lyk-keram.kef.sch.gr). It is situated in low hills, at about 140 m elevation. Kerameies is 2 km south of Peratata, 2 km east of Metaxata and 9 km southeast of Argostoli. The village was home to two families of merchants and shipowners, Lykiardopoulos and Vallianos. The Vallianos family is considered a great benefactor of Greece as a result of their donations made to the country, and particularly for the funding of the building of the National Library of Greece in Athens (1888–1903). The village as well as almost the entire island (excluding the Fiskardo area) was struck by the 1953 Ionian earthquake that shook and destroyed every building in the village.

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Year Population
1981 141
1991 202
2001 379
2011 334

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