Corfu (regional unit)
Municipalities of Corfu
Corfu within Greece
|Coordinates: 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°ECoordinates: 39°40′N 19°45′E / 39.667°N 19.750°E|
|• Vice Governor||Christos Skourtis|
|• Total||641.057 km2 (247.513 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||49x xx|
|ISO 3166 code||GR-22|
Corfu (Greek: Περιφερειακή ενότητα Κέρκυρας) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Ionian Islands. The capital of the regional unit is the town of Corfu. The regional unit consists of the islands of Corfu, Paxoi, Othonoi, Ereikoussa, Mathraki and several smaller islands, all in the Ionian Sea.
As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Corfu was created out of the former prefecture Corfu (Greek: Νομός Κέρκυρας). The prefecture, created in 1864, had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.
|New municipality||Old municipalities||Seat|
|Corfu||Corfu (city)||Corfu (city)|
The provinces were: