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Pontikonisi an Vlacheraina monastery seen frae the hilltops o Kanoni
Pontikonisi an Vlacheraina monastery seen frae the hilltops o Kanoni
Corfu is located in Greece
Coordinates: 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°E / 39.667; 19.750Coordinates: 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°E / 39.667; 19.750
Kintra Greece
Admeenistrative region Ionie Islands
Regional unit Corfu
 • Municipality 613.6 km2 (236.9 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 906 m (2,972 ft)
Lawest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipality 109,537
 • Municipality density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 490 82, 490 83, 490 84, 491 00
Aurie code(s) 26610, 26620, 26630
Vehicle registration KY

Corfu (Greek: Κέρκυρα, Kérkyra, [ˈcercira]; Auncient Greek: Κέρκυρα or Κόρκυρα; Laitin: Corcyra; Italian: Corfù) is a Greek island in the Ionie Sea. It is the seicont lairgest o the Ionie Islands,[2] an, includin its sma satellite islands, forms the edge o the northwastren frontier o Greece.[3] The island is pairt o the Corfu regional unit, an is admeenistered as a single municipality. The municipality includes the island Corfu an the smawer islands Ereikoussa, Mathraki an Othonoi. The principal ceety o the island an seat o the municipality (pop. 33,886) is namit Corfu an aw.[4] Corfu is hame tae the Ionian University.

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Island of Corfu is twinned wi:

Ceety State Kintra
Gold Coast Queensland Queensland Australie Australie

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. The Independent Complete Guide to Corfu
  3. Trevor Webster (1994). Where to Go in Greece: A New Look. 1. Settle Press. p. 221. ISBN 9781872876207. Corfu is one of the most northern isles in Greece and also the most westerly, apart from three of its own small satellite isles... 
  4. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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