Meganisi

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Meganisi
Μεγανήσι
Vathy Harbor
Vathy Harbor
Meganisi is located in Greece
Meganisi
Meganisi
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Meganisiou.png
Coordinates: 38°40′N 20°47′E / 38.667°N 20.783°E / 38.667; 20.783Coordinates: 38°40′N 20°47′E / 38.667°N 20.783°E / 38.667; 20.783
CountryGreece
Administrative regionIonian Islands
Regional unitLefkada
Area
 • Municipality22.356 km2 (8.632 sq mi)
Highest elevation309 m (1,014 ft)
Lowest elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality1,041
 • Municipality density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code310 83
Area code(s)26450
Vehicle registrationEY
Websitewww.meganisi.gr

Meganisi (Greek: Μεγανήσι, literally "big island") is a Greek island and municipality immediately to the east-southeast of the island of Lefkada. The municipality includes the offshore islands of Skorpios (pop. 2 persons) and Sparti. The municipality has an area of 22.356 km2.[2] Its total population was 1,041 at the 2011 census.

The island has three villages: the central village of Katomeri (pop. 492) and the ports of Vathy (145) and Spartochori (453 inhabitants). There is also a harbour at Atheni Bay used mainly by fishing boats. Meganisi is connected with Lefkada by a car ferry service from Vathy and Spartochori. Meganisi has a school, a lyceum (middle school), an ATM, churches and a few squares (plateies). The island has no secondary school, so pupils attend the nearby school in Nydri, on Lefkada.

Some researchers, including Wilhelm Dörpfeld estimate that Meganisi was the Homeric island of Krocylea, which was part of Odysseus' kingdom.

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Historical population[edit]

Year Island population
1981 1,149
1991 1,246
2001 1,092
2011 1,041

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "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.

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