Corfu (ceety)

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Corfu
Κέρκυρα
Pontikonisi an Vlacheraina monastery seen frae the hilltops o Kanoni
Pontikonisi an Vlacheraina monastery seen frae the hilltops o Kanoni
Location
Corfu is located in Greece
Corfu
Corfu
Coordinates 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°E / 39.667; 19.750
Govrenment
Kintra: Greece
Region: Ionie Islands
Regional unit: Corfu
Population statistics (as o 2011)
Municipality
 - Population: 102,071
 - Aurie: 613.6 km2 (237 sq mi)
 - Densitie: 166 /km2 (431 /sq mi)
Ither
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0 - 906 m ­(0 - 2972 ft)
Postal: 490 82, 490 83, 490 84, 491 00
Telephone: 26610, 26620, 26630
Auto: KY
Wabsteid
www.corfu.gr

Corfu (Greek: Κέρκυρα - Kérkyra) is a ceety an a umwhile municipality on the island o Corfu, Ionie Islands, Greece. Syne the 2011 local govrenment reform, it is pairt o the municipality Corfu, o which it is a municipal unit.[1] It is the caipital o the island an o the Corfu regional unit. The ceety serves as a caipital for the region o the Ionian Islands an aw. The ceety (pop. 28,185 in 2001) is a major tourist attraction, an haes played an important role syne the 8t century. The ceety haes become kent as a Kastropolis (Castle Ceety) acause o its twa castles.[2] In 2007, the auld town o the ceety wis inscribed on the UNESCO Warld Heritage Leet.[3][4][5] The Municipality o Corfu (Kérkyra) generally stretches in a northwasterly direction frae the ceety on the central east coast o the island, an haes a land aurie o 41.905 km2 (16.180 sq mi) an a total population o 39,487 inhabitants. Besides the ceety o Corfu/Kérkyra, its lairgest ither touns are Kanáli (pop. 3,556), Potamós (2,365), Kontokáli (1,616), Alepoú (1,606), an Gouviá (952).

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety o Corfu haes a lang tradition in the fine airts. The Philharmonic Society of Corfu is pairt o that tradition.

International relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Corfu is twinned wi:[6][7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  2. "Home Page". Municipality of Corfu. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. BBC news on UNESCO World Heritage list
  4. UNESCO Advisory Body (ICOMOS) report on Corfu History retrieved 3 July 2007
  5. Old Town of Corfu on UNESCO website retrieved 3 July 2007
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 "AllCorfu.Com: Corfu's Twin Cities". allcorfu.com. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  7. "Twinned Cities". Municipality of Corfu. www.corfu.gr. 2005-09-20. Archived from the original on April 9, 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  8. "Bratimljenje Beograda i Krfa". B92. Retrieved 2010-02-25.