Lefkada (city)

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Lefkada City
Πόλη της Λευκάδας
Marka Square
Marka Square
Lefkada City is located in Greece
Lefkada City
Lefkada City
Coordinates: 38°50′N 20°42′E / 38.833°N 20.700°E / 38.833; 20.700Coordinates: 38°50′N 20°42′E / 38.833°N 20.700°E / 38.833; 20.700
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Lefkada
Municipality Lefkada
 • Municipal unit 60.628 km2 (23.409 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 13,490
 • Municipal unit density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 9,364 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 311 00
Area code(s) 26450
Vehicle registration ΕΥ

Lefkada City (Greek: Πόλη της Λευκάδας Poli tis Lefkádas) is a city and a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lefkada, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is the capital and main town of the island of Lefkada, located in the northern and northeastern part of the island. The city had a population of 8,673 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The municipal unit has a land area of 60.628 square kilometres (23.409 sq mi)[3] and a population of 13,490. Its next largest towns are Lygiá (pop. 930), Nikiána (724), Apólpaina (819), Frýni (494), Kariótes (532), and Tsoukaládes (514).

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Lefkada is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Levkas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
16
(60)
16
(61)
19
(66)
24
(75)
28
(82)
31
(87)
31
(88)
27
(81)
23
(73)
18
(64)
15
(59)
22
(71)
Average low °C (°F) 6
(43)
7
(44)
8
(46)
11
(51)
15
(59)
18
(65)
21
(70)
21
(70)
18
(65)
14
(58)
11
(51)
8
(46)
13
(56)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 157
(6.2)
122
(4.8)
91
(3.6)
64
(2.5)
41
(1.6)
20
(0.8)
5
(0.2)
20
(0.8)
46
(1.8)
145
(5.7)
157
(6.2)
213
(8.4)
1,082
(42.6)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Culture[edit]

Architecture[edit]

The church Panagia ton Xenon

The buildings of Lefkada City is a characteristic sample of anti-earthquake structure. The houses is built by wooden material, whole logs, stone chip and other more light materials. The city plan is based in the medieval city plan of Lefkada City. This was developed during Venetial rule.[5] Lefkada City has old temples built with local traditional architecture. The more famous are the temple of Agios Spyridon, Agioi Anargyroi and Panagia ton Xenon.

Sports[edit]

Lefkada City hosts sport clubs in several sports. The most historic is Tilikratis F.C., that was founded in 1925 and recently has played in Gamma Ethniki (third division).

Sport clubs based in Lefkada
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Tilikratis F.C. 1925 Football Earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki
Doxa Lefkadas 1981 Basketball Presence in A1 Ethniki
Niki Lefkadas 2006 Basketball Presence in A1 Ethniki women

Gallery[edit]

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. 
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Levkas, Greece". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Architecture". lefkada.gr. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni (Greek)