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Channel in Lefkimmi
Channel in Lefkimmi
Lefkimmi is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
DE Lefkimmeon.svg
Coordinates: 39°25′N 20°04′E / 39.417°N 20.067°E / 39.417; 20.067Coordinates: 39°25′N 20°04′E / 39.417°N 20.067°E / 39.417; 20.067
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Corfu
Municipality Corfu
 • Municipal unit 48.7 km2 (18.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,800
 • Municipal unit density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Population 3,620 (2011)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registration ΚΥ

Lefkimmi (Greek: Λευκίμμη, also known as Alefkimmo) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Corfu, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its land area is 50.819 km²[3] and its population was 5,800 at the 2011 census. Lefkimmi is the southernmost municipal unit on the island. Tourism is its main industry along with agriculture and other businesses. It features beaches, restaurants, shops, taverns and hotels. A canal passes through the eastern part of town. The municipal seat was the town of Lefkímmi (pop. 2,935). Its next largest towns are Kávos (pop. 685), Palaiochóri (459), Vitaládes (442), and Kritiká (453). Lefkimmi also is the second largest settlement of the island.


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


Year Village Community Municipal unit
1981 2,509 - -
1991 3,471 - -
2001 3,517 4,364 6,704
2011 2,935 3,620 5,800


In 1804, when Corfu was part of the Septinsular Republic, 1,300 refugees from Souli arrived in Lefkimmi.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.