Petalas

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Petalas
Native name: Πεταλάς
Petalas is located in Greece
Petalas
Petalas (Greece)
Geography
Location Ionian Sea
Coordinates 38°24′50″N 21°05′31″E / 38.414°N 21.092°E / 38.414; 21.092Coordinates: 38°24′50″N 21°05′31″E / 38.414°N 21.092°E / 38.414; 21.092
Archipelago Echinades
Area 5.497 km2 (2.122 sq mi)
Highest elevation 251 m (823 ft)
Country
Greece
Region Ionian Islands
Municipality Cephalonia
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2011)

Petalas (Greek: Πεταλάς) is the largest island (area 5.5 km²) of the Echinades, among the Ionian Islands group of Greece. As of 2011, it had no resident population.[1] Some, including Leake, have conjectured that Petalas is the ancient Dulichium, from which the Iliad reports that 40 ships sailed to Troy, but Strabo and most modern authors prefer the identification of Dulichium with Makri, a nearby island. Petalas, privately owned, was recently offered for sale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 

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