Corfu (ceety)

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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)
Highest elevation 906 m (2,972 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 102,071
 • Municipality Density 170/km2 (430/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) 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. "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. "Home Page". Municipality of Corfu. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  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". Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  8. "Twinned Cities". Municipality of Corfu. 2005-09-20. Archived from the original on April 9, 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  9. "Bratimljenje Beograda i Krfa". B92. Retrieved 2010-02-25.