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Sfakiotes is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 38°47′N 20°40′E / 38.783°N 20.667°E / 38.783; 20.667Coordinates: 38°47′N 20°40′E / 38.783°N 20.667°E / 38.783; 20.667
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Lefkada
Municipality Lefkada
Districts 7
 • Municipal unit 30.494 km2 (11.774 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 1,377
 • Municipal unit density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 310 80
Area code(s) 26290
Vehicle registration EY
Website www.sfakiotes.gr

Sfakiotes (Greek: Σφακιώτες) is 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 landlocked and located in the northern part of the island, just south of Lefkada. It has a land area of 30.494 km²[3] and a population 1,377 (2011 census). The seat of the municipality was in the town of Lazarata (pop. 526). Other larger villages are Pinakochóri (214), Kávallos (180), Exántheia (pop. 170), and Spanochóri (161). The municipal name owes its origin to its first inhabitants who came from Sfakia and Chora Sfakion in the island of Crete. The municipal unit also features the Melissa gorge, one of the most beautiful points of interest on the island.


The municipal unit Sfakiotes is subdivided into the following communities:


The town is twinned with:


Year Population
1991 1,873
2001 1,862
2011 1,377


  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. 

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