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CORFU GEOGRAPHY

 

Corfu is the most northernmost and second largest (after Cephalonia) of the Ionian Islands. Its area covers 570 square kilometres and the length is 63 kilometres.           Area: 570 square km / 229 square miles

It is mountainous with the highest peak Pantokrator (906 meters). There are several flat areas, the largest being the Ropa Valley.

 There are two lakes, Korission (south) and Antinioti (north), and four small rivers often dry in summer. Those are at Potamos (centre of the island), Sidari (north), Messogi and Lefkimmi (south).

 

 Climate

 The climate is mild without being bitterly cold in winter, and summers are quite humid. The heavy rainfall and the high humidity encourage the profuse growth of vegetation, therefore the island has a lot of greenery, even in the summer.

Average Hours of Sunshine

 

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

7

9

11

12

13

9

6

 Average Daily Temperature in Celsius

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

10,0

10,4

12,1

15,3

19,6

24,0

26,7

26,6

22,9

18,8

15,0

11,7

 Population

 It is the most densely populated area in Greece after great urban centres of Athens and Thessalonica. According to the latest census figures, the population of the island is 113.479 (2001) of which 41.048 (2001) inhabitants live in the town (Kerkyra).

 Economy and Agriculture

 The economy of Corfu depends mainly on the tourist industry but there are also related industries and services that depend on tourism. Agricultural production is not large. The chief products are olive oil, wine, vegetables and the unique type of fruit - kumquat (brought from Japan). 

    Facts and Figures

 

Length:

63km / 35 miles

Width:

18 km / 11 miles

Area:

570 square km / 229 square miles

Highest point:

906 m (Mt. Pantocrator)

Population of Island:

113.479 (2001)

Population of Town:

  41.048 (2001)

Largest Export:

Olive Oil

Sea temperature:

13C min / 26C max

Average summer temperature:

28C

Average winter temperature:

16C

Hottest months:

July / August

Coldest months:

January / February

Wettest months:

November / March

No of villages:

209

No of tourist resorts:

42


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