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
Corfu is locatit in Greece
Corfu
Corfu
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Kerkyras.png
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
KintraGreece
Admeenistrative regionIonie Islands
Regional unitCorfu
Area
 • Municipality613.6 km2 (236.9 sq mi)
Highest elevation
906 m (2,972 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality
102071
 • Municipality density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
490 82, 490 83, 490 84, 491 00
Aurie code(s)26610, 26620, 26630
Vehicle registrationKY
Websitewww.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.[2] 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.[3] In 2007, the auld town o the ceety wis inscribed on the UNESCO Warld Heritage Leet.[4][5][6] 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:[7][8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. "Home Page". Municipality of Corfu. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2010.
  4. BBC news on UNESCO World Heritage list
  5. UNESCO Advisory Body (ICOMOS) report on Corfu History retrieved 3 July 2007
  6. Old Town of Corfu on UNESCO website retrieved 3 July 2007
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 "AllCorfu.Com: Corfu's Twin Cities". allcorfu.com. Retrieved 25 Februar 2010.
  8. "Twinned Cities". Municipality of Corfu. www.corfu.gr. 20 September 2005. Archived frae the original on 9 Apryle 2005. Retrieved 30 Mairch 2007.
  9. "Bratimljenje Beograda i Krfa". B92. Retrieved 25 Februar 2010.