Keri, Greece

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Keri

Κερί
"The biggest Greek flag" above the Fanari cliffs
"The biggest Greek flag" above the Fanari cliffs
Keri is located in Greece
Keri
Keri
Coordinates: 37°40′N 20°49′E / 37.667°N 20.817°E / 37.667; 20.817Coordinates: 37°40′N 20°49′E / 37.667°N 20.817°E / 37.667; 20.817
CountryGreece
Administrative regionIonian Islands
Regional unitZakynthos
MunicipalityZakynthos
Municipal unitLaganas
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Rural
469
Community
 • Population788 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Keri (Greek: Κερί) is a village and a community in the southern part of the island of Zakynthos. It is situated on a hillside, close to the Ionian Sea coast. Its population in 2011 was 469 for the village and 788 for the community, which includes the villages Apelati, Limni Keriou and Marathias. The community includes the island's southernmost point, Cape Marathia. Keri is 6 km south of Lithakia and 15 km southwest of Zakynthos (city). The village suffered great damage from the 1953 Ionian earthquake.

Keri is also famous for nearby Keri cliffs, rising over 300 m from the Ionian Sea. This location is famous for its sunset.[2] A 9-metre tall lighthouse, built in 1925, sits atop the cliffs.[3]

Population[edit]

Year Population village Population community
1981 663 -
1991 572 -
2001 487 680
2011 469 788

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Nick Edwards; John Gill (2003). The Ionian Islands. Rough Guides. pp. 246–. ISBN 978-1-84353-067-1.
  3. ^ "Lighthouse Keri". Greek Travel Pages.

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