Meganisi

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Meganisi
Μεγανήσι
Vathy Harbor
Vathy Harbor
Meganisi is located in Greece
Meganisi
Meganisi
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Lefkada
Area
 • Municipality 22.356 km2 (8.632 sq mi)
Highest elevation 309 m (1,014 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 1,041
 • Municipality density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 310 83
Area code(s) 26450
Vehicle registration EY
Website www.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. 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), banks, 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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