Zakynthos (city)
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Zakynthos City

Panorama of Zakynthos
Panorama of Zakynthos
Official seal of Zakynthos
Zakynthos is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
DE Zakynthion.svg
Coordinates: 37°47?N 20°54?E / 37.783°N 20.900°E / 37.783; 20.900Coordinates: 37°47?N 20°54?E / 37.783°N 20.900°E / 37.783; 20.900
Administrative regionIonian Islands
Regional unitZakynthos
 o Municipal unit45.79 km2 (17.68 sq mi)
Highest elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 o Municipal unit
 o Municipal unit density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
 o Population9,773 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
291 00
Area code(s)26950
Vehicle registration
View of Agios Dionysios Church
Dionysios Solomos' statue at Dionysios Solomos Square.

Zakynthos (Greek: , romanizedZákynthos ['zacin?os] ) or Zante (Greek: , romanizedTzánte), is a city and a former municipality on the island of Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Zakynthos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is the capital of the island of Zakynthos. Apart from the official name Zakynthos, it is also called Chora (i.e. the Town), a common denomination in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town.

The municipal unit of Zákynthos lies in the easternmost part of the island and has a land area of 45.79 square kilometres (17.68 square miles)[3] and a population of 16,810 at the 2011 census. It is subdivided into the communities Zakynthos (pop. 9,773), Ampelokipoi (1,930), Argasi (1,266), Vasilikos (799), Gaitani (1,899) and Bochali (1,143). The municipal unit also includes the Strofades islands, which lie about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of Zákynthos Island.

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns - sister cities

Zakynthos is twinned with:


  1. ^ a b " - 2011. ? " (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Limassol Twinned Cities". Limassol (Lemesos) Municipality. Archived from the original on 2013-04-01. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Serravalle si gemellerà con l'isola di Zante
  7. ^ ? ? ? (in Greek). Zakynthos: twinned with the city of Kiryat Bialik

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