[45][56] Today, however, this role is often relatively unknown or ignored, but was celebrated in Juditha triumphans by the Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi. In the third invasion in 1185, the island was again captured by William II of Sicily, but was soon regained by Isaac II Angelos. [63] In Evraiki (Εβραική, meaning Jewish quarter), there is currently a synagogue with about 65 members, who still speak their original Italkian language.[62]. The bands, however, defiantly played it on the Eve of Easter, as a token of the resurrection of the nation, and the tradition is honoured to this day. Medieval castles punctuating strategic locations across the island are a legacy of struggles in the Middle Ages against invasions by pirates and the Ottomans. The second range culminates in the mountain of Santi Jeca, or Santa Decca, as it is called by misinterpretation of the Greek designation Άγιοι Δέκα (Hagioi Deka), or the Ten Saints. [95][96] The tomb and the funerary sculpture of a lion were discovered in 1843 during demolition works by the British army who were demolishing a Venetian fortress in the location of Garitsa hill in Corfu. Juditha triumphans was first performed in November 1716 in Venice by the orchestra and choir of the Ospedale della Pietà and is described as Vivaldi's first great oratorio. The Ottomans tried to take the city castle and raided the surrounding area, but were repulsed. From 1386 to 1797, Corfu was ruled by Venetian nobility; much of the city reflects this era when the island belonged to the Republic of Venice, with multi-storied buildings on narrow lanes. The winged Lion of St Mark, the symbol of Venice, can be seen at regular intervals adorning the fortifications. Once the bótides commotion is over, the three bands parade the clay-strewn streets playing the famous "Graikoí" festive march. Monk seals appear from time to time without breeding here any more. Most of their remains were buried at sea near the island of Vido, a small island at the mouth of Corfu port, and a monument of thanks to the Greek nation has been erected at Vido by the grateful Serbs; consequently, the waters around Vido Island are known by the Serbian people as the Blue Tomb (in Serbian, Плава Гробница, Plava Grobnica), after a poem written by Milutin Bojić following World War I.[58]. In 1898, Empress Sissi was assassinated at the age of 60 by an Italian anarchist, Luigi Lucheni, in Geneva, Switzerland. [7] From medieval times and into the 17th century, the island, having successfully repulsed the Ottomans during several sieges, was recognised as a bulwark of the European States against the Ottoman Empire and became one of the most fortified places in Europe. The palace, with the neoclassical Greek statues that surround it, is a monument to platonic romanticism as well as escapism. Three times on the space of a century Corfu was the first target and served as a staging area for the Norman invasions of Byzantium. Coypus, fallow deer, Indian crested porcupines, Siberian chipmunks have been observed recently but they are escapees and only the coypu has viable population. [137] Corfiots, young and old, dress up in colourful costumes and follow the parade, spilling out into the area's narrow streets (kantounia) and spreading the festivities across the city,[137] dancing and socialising. Question: What is the population of Corfu? The world's population is aging. Explore Corfu holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. [108][109], Its position at the northeastern coast of Corfu overseeing the Corfu Channel that separates the island from the mainland gave the castle an important vantage point and an elevated strategic significance. In 1956 Maria Desylla Kapodistria, relative of first Governor (head of state) of Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias, was elected mayor of Corfu and became the first female mayor in Greece. [21] Some species have become extinct, such as the rock partridge, or no longer breed on the island, like the eastern imperial eagle and Bonelli's eagle. Of the snakes of Corfu only the nose-horned viper is potentially dangerous. [59], Upon the fall of Italian fascism in 1943, the Nazis moved to take control of the island. Artifacts from the Palaiopolis, Providence 2004. The full extent of capes and promontories take in Agia Aikaterini, Drastis to the north, Lefkimmi and Asprokavos to the southeast, and Megachoro to the south. The Temple of Hera or Heraion is an archaic temple in Corfu, built around 610 BC in the ancient city of Korkyra (or Corcyra), in what is known today as Palaiopolis, and lies within the ground of the Mon Repos estate. [22] The golden jackal was very common till the 1960s but after persecution it became extinct, with the last individuals observed in the first half of the 1990s. 2019 Corfu. Unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London. [116] It is also considered the precursor of the Ionian University. [64] The Royal Navy swept the Corfu Channel for mines in 1944 and 1945, and found it to be free of mines. The hero is presented devoid of rank or status, and seems notably human, though heroic, as he is forever trying to pull Paris's arrow from his heel. 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Will Durant claimed that Corfu owed to the Republic of Venice the fact that it was one of the few parts of Greece never conquered by the Ottomans. The Imperial gardens on the hill look over the surrounding green hills and valleys and the Ionian sea. Currently, 84.3 % of the population of Greece is urban (8,831,631 people in 2019) Population Density The 2019 population density in Greece is 81 people per Km 2 (210 people per mi 2 ), calculated on a total land area of 128,900 Km2 (49,769 sq. [130], The first opera to be performed in the San Giacomo was in 1733 ("Gerone, tiranno di Siracusa"),[130] and for almost two hundred years, between 1771 and 1943, nearly every major opera from the Italian tradition, as well as many others from Greek and French composers, were performed on the stage of the San Giacomo; this tradition continues to be reflected in Corfiote operatic history, a fixture in famous opera singers' itineraries. [54][125][126] The legend also states that the Saint caused a tempest which was partly responsible for repulsing the Ottomans. Dressed in full royal military regalia and erect on his racing chariot, he pulls the lifeless body of Hector of Troy in front of the stunned crowd watching helplessly from inside the walls of the Trojan citadel. It was the first school of classical music in Greece and it was a heavy influence for the later Greek music scene, after the independence. [82], Large terracotta figures such as lions, gorgoneions, and Daidala maidens, created and painted in vivid colour by artisans, who were inspired by myth traditions across the Mediterranean, decorated the roof of the temple, making it one of the most intricately adorned temples of Archaic Greece and the most ambitious roof construction project of its time. Rewriting history, locals now refer to the old Royal Gardens as the "Garden of the People" (Ο Κήπος του Λαού). Their relics were housed in the old cathedral (at the site of the current Old Fortress, before a dedicated church was built for them c. 100 AD. Corfu Population: 847 Total Males: 412 Total Females: 435 Median Household Income: $53,454 Total Households: 351 Population: 102,071 inhabitants Area: 170 sq-km (430 sq miles) In 2006 the Province of Corfu was abolished and, in 2011, the former 15 municipalities where merged into one local government with the capital in Corfu City. [16] Beaches are found in Agios Gordis, the Korission Lagoon, Agios Georgios, Marathia, Kassiopi, Sidari, Palaiokastritsa and many others. The Ionian Academy was an institution that maintained the tradition of Greek education while the rest of Greece was still under Ottoman rule. Apollonius of Rhodes depicts the island in Argonautica as a place visited by the Argonauts. [35] In 551, during the Gothic War, the Ostrogoths raided the island and destroyed the city of Corfu, then known as Chersoupolis (Χερσούπολις, "city on the promontory") because of its location between Garitsa Bay and Kanoni. Current Corfu Village, New York Population, Demographics and stats in 2020, 2019. The commercially advantageous location of Corcyra on the way between Greece and Magna Grecia, and its fertile lowlands in the southern section of the island favoured its growth and, influenced perhaps by the presence of non-Corinthian settlers, its people, quite contrary to the usual practice of Corinthian colonies, maintained an independent and even hostile attitude towards the mother city. At a date no doubt previous to the foundation of Syracuse, Corfu was peopled by settlers from Corinth, probably 730 BC, but it appears to have previously received a stream of emigrants from Eretria. Lazaretto Island, formerly known as St. Dimitrios, is located 1.1 km of the coast northeast of Corfu; the island has an area of 7.1 hectares (17.5 acres) and comes under the administration of the Greek National Tourist Organization. First World War, "Corcyra" redirects here. [33] In total more than 1800 plant species have been recorded.[20]. The island was also the center of the Ionian School of music, the musical production of a group of Heptanesian composers, whose heyday was from the early 19th century till approximately the 1950s. R. Winkes (editor), Kerkyra. In Greece, cricket is unique to Corfu, as it was once a British protectorate. 2014 - February 2019 - August 2019 Arillas Business Association letter to Mayor of North Corfu: Arillas Recycling Green Spot Results for 2019 Corfu has a population of 102,000 and the total annual volume of Urban Solid Waste is 67,000 tons. In 1889, Empress Elizabeth of Austria built a summer palace in the region of Gastouri (Γαστούρι) to the south of the city, naming it Achílleion (Αχίλλειον) after the Homeric hero Achilles. The temple was a peripteral–styled building with a pseudodipteral configuration. The temples are: Kardaki Temple, Temple of Artemis, and the Temple of Hera. During invasions it helped shelter the local peasant population. [133][132][134] The archives of the theatre, including the historical San Giacomo archives, all valuables and art were destroyed in the Luftwaffe bombing with the sole exception of the stage curtain, which was not in the premises the night of the bombing and thus escaped harm; among the losses are believed to have been numerous manuscripts of the work of Spyridon Xyndas, composer of the first opera in Greek. & M. Stille 2017: The Herpetofauna of Corfu and adjacent Islands. Despite repeated assaults and heavy fighting, the Ottomans were unable to breach the defences and were forced to raise the siege after 22 days. 2019 is expected to be the country's third consecutive year of growth, at a pace of about 2.2 percent. [15] Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra,[15] which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (Doric). On land, the Hermann's tortoise is widespread while the marginated tortoise's status is unclear. The admiral George of Antioch captured Corfu again in 1147, and it took a ten-month siege for Manuel I Komnenos to recover the island in 1149. As a part of the 2019 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Corfu was created out of the former prefecture Corfu (Greek: Νομός Κερκύρας). 2nd Botanical Conference in Menorca. Hence Spyridon is a popular first name for Greek males born on the island and/or to islanders. Loggerhead sea turtles nest on the sandy beaches. Aside from its academic activities, concerts in Corfu and abroad, and musicological research in the field of Neo-Hellenic Music, the Department organizes an international music academy every summer, which gathers together both international students and professors specialising in brass, strings, singing, jazz and musicology. Ruiz-Olmo, J. Drake mentions Corfu in a song. [87] The temple at Kardaki is considered an important and to a certain degree mysterious topic on the subject of early ancient Greek architecture. [128] The most notable of Corfu's museums and libraries are located in the city; these include:[120]. # [36], From at least the early 9th century, Corfu and the other Ionian Islands formed part of the theme of Cephallenia. According to Strabo (VI, 269), the Liburnians were masters of the island Korkyra (Corfu), until 735 BC, when they left it, under pressure of Corinthian ruler Hersikrates, in a period of Corinthian expansion to South Italy, Sicily and Ionian Sea. It is located at the top of the highest peak of the island's shoreline in the northwest coast near Palaiokastritsa and built on particularly precipitous and rocky terrain. [112][113], The three present municipalities of Corfu and Diapontia Islands were formed in the 2019 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalitiy.[4]. This statue was carved by German sculptor Ernst Gustav Herter. Corfu eventually fell under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars, and was eventually ceded to Greece by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands. The island is alluded to several times in David Foster Wallace's The Broom of the System. [54] The same day, the Venetian fleet encountered the Ottoman fleet off the Corfu Channel and defeated it in the ensuing naval battle. The central high point of the citadel rises like a giant natural obelisk complete with a military observation post at the top, with a giant cross at its apex; at the foot of the observatory lies St. George's church, in a classical style punctuated by six Doric columns,[101] as opposed to the Byzantine architectural style of the greater part of Greek Orthodox churches. [107][108][109], Kassiopi Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Κασσιώπης) is a castle on the northeastern coast of Corfu overseeing the fishing village of Kassiopi. With the advent of the jet airliner bringing these groups relatively affordable 'package holidays', Corfu was one of the primary destinations for this new form of mass tourism [149] It is still popular with the ultra-wealthy however, and in the island's northeast the homeowners include members of the Rothschild family and Russian oligarchs.[150][151]. The north east coast has largely been developed by a few British holiday companies, with large expensive holiday villas. [54], The Siege of Corfu (1537) was the first great siege by the Ottomans. Total population: 10 846 979. Venetians promoted the Catholic Church during their four centuries of rule in Corfu. [82], The Digital Archaic Heraion Project at Mon Repos is a project that has undertaken the task of digitising the architectural fragments found at the Corfu Heraion with the aim to reconstruct in 3D the Temple at Palaiopolis in virtual space. Corfu is located in the northwest part of Greece, with a size of 593 km 2 and a costline, which spans for 217 km, is the largest of the Ionian Islands. The new citadel was until recently a restricted area due to the presence of a naval garrison, but old restrictions have been lifted and it is now open to the public, with tours possible through the maze of medieval corridors and fortifications. Menecrates was the ambassador of ancient Korkyra to Oeiantheia, modern day Galaxidi or Ozolian Locris,[98][99] and he was lost at sea. [5] Corfu is home to the Ionian University. List of cities in Greece by population 2019 2020. *Benjamin of Tudela, in c. 1160, found only one Jew in Corfu.The number of Jews increased during the 13 th and 14 th centuries with the arrival of newcomers from the mainland. [41], During the break-up of the Byzantine Empire the island was occupied by Genoese privateers (1197–1207), who in turn were expelled by the Venetians. [89] Very few Greek temple reliefs from the Archaic period have survived, and the large fragments of the group from the pediment are the earliest significant survivals. Corfiotes have a long history of hospitality to foreign residents and visitors, typified in the 20th century by Gerald Durrell's childhood reminiscence My Family and Other Animals. The repulse of the Ottomans was widely celebrated in Europe, Corfu being seen as a bastion of Western civilization against the Ottoman tide. During the Second World War the 10th infantry regiment of the Greek Army, composed mainly of Corfiot soldiers,[59] was assigned the task of defending Corfu. [83][84] The temple at Kardaki is unusual because it has no frieze, following perhaps architectural tendencies of Sicilian temples.[85]. In the old town there are many narrow streets paved with cobblestones. [53], A series of attempts by the Ottomans to take the island began in 1431 when Ottoman troops under Ali Bey landed on the island. Also many Italian Jews took refuge in Corfu during the Venetian centuries and spoke their own language (Italkian), a mixture of Hebrew-Italian in a Venetian or Apulian dialect with some Greek words. [97] The tomb and the lion were found in an area which was part of the necropolis of ancient Korkyra, which was discovered by the British army at the time. In an alternative account, Apollonius identifies the buried sickle as a scythe belonging to Demeter, yet the name Drepane probably originated in the sickle-shape of the island. Saint Spyridon the Thaumaturgist (Miracle-worker, Θαυματουργός) is the patron saint (πολιούχος) of the city and the island. British Lord High Commissioners during the protectorate, Ano and Kato Plateia and the music pavilion, Duncan Garwood, Mediterranean Europe, 2009, Russell King, John Connell, Small worlds, global lives: islands and migration, 1999. [16] The period of British rule is sometimes considered a prosperous period for Corfu when we consider new roads, an improved water supply system, and the building of the first Greek university to be a sign of prosperity. Thucydides also reports that Korkyra was one of the three great naval powers of fifth century BC Greece, along with Athens and Corinth. Angelokastro formed a defensive triangle with the castles of Gardiki and Kassiopi, which covered Corfu's defences to the south, northwest and northeast. During this period the Greek language became official. The academy was established by the French during their administration of the island as the département of Corcyre,[114][115] and became a university during the British administration,[115] through the actions of Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford in 1824. The buses to the main places on the island run about six times a day between the city and Glyfada, Sidari, Paleokastritsa, Roda and Acharavi, Lefkimmi, Lefkimmi and Piri. [23][24] Wild boar were exterminated after 2000 after farmers complained about crop damage. His classically depicted face is full of pain. Population. Corfu was liberated by British troops, specifically the 40th Royal Marine Commando, which landed in Corfu on 14 October 1944, as the Germans were evacuating Greece. Nevertheless the city castle stood firm again, a testament to Corfiot-Venetian steadfastness as well as the Venetian castle-building engineering skills. With the passage of time the island may have changed, but we can still feel the spirit of a distant glorious past. The 5,000 Venetians and foreign mercenaries, together with 3,000 Corfiotes, under the leadership of Count von der Schulenburg who commanded the defence of the island, were victorious once more. The island has again become an important port of call and has a considerable trade in olive oil. Source: Argyrades.gr. The first Norman occupation from 1081 to 1084 was ended only after the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos secured the aid of the Republic of Venice, in exchange to wide-ranging commercial concessions to Venetian merchants. The gardens of the Palaces, complete with old Venetian stone aquariums, exotic trees and flowers, overlook the bay through old Venetian fortifications and turrets, and the local sea baths (Μπάνια τ' Αλέκου) are at the foot of the fortifications surrounding the gardens. The university opened its doors to students in 1985 and today comprises three Schools and six Departments offering undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes and summer schools.[118][119]. [83] The spacing of the temple columns has been described as "abnormally wide". Avifauna is extensive, with around 300 bird species recorded since the 19th century. miles). Other notable Venetian-era buildings include the Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù, the first Greek opera house, and Liston, a multi-level commercial and residential building, with an arched colonnade at ground level, lined with cafes and restaurants on its east side, and restaurants and other stores on its west side. [37] This naval theme provided a defensive bulwark for Byzantium against western threats, but also played a major role in securing the sealanes to the Byzantine possessions in southern Italy. [16], This new alliance was one of the chief immediate causes of the Peloponnesian War, in which Corcyra was of considerable use to the Athenians as a naval station, but did not render much assistance with its fleet. Kaiser Wilhelm II, while vacationing at his summer palace of Achilleion in Corfu and while Europe was preparing for war, was involved in excavations at the site of the ancient temple. Since 2005, Greece has experienced a population decline, dropping from 11.23 million people to 10.42 million in 15 years. Venice honoured von der Schulenburg and the Corfiots for successfully defending the island. Pontikonisi is home of the monastery of Pantokrator (Μοναστήρι του Παντοκράτορος); the white stone staircase of the monastery, viewed from afar, gives the impression of a (mouse) tail, which lent the island its name. The bridge's central section was demolished by the Wehrmacht in 1944, during the German occupation of World War II, to allow for the passage of an enormous cannon, forming part of the Nazi defences in the southeastern coast of Corfu.[76][77]. A wrought-iron aerial staircase, closed to visitors, descends to the sea from the gardens; the Greek royal family used it as a shortcut to the baths. Like other native Greek Catholics, they celebrate Easter using the same calendar as the Greek Orthodox church. Since the early 1990s a music department has been established at the Ionian University. The considerable increase in tourist traffic in 2018 led to a steep rise in revenue driven by increasing transport, shopping and domestic tourism, with overall revenue set to exceed 21 billion euros, said Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura via her Twitter account, adding that tourism also drove investment activity, which will continue its upward trend in 2019. Venetian in origin, festivities include a parade featuring the main attraction of Karnavalos, a rather grotesque figure with a large head and smiling face, leading a diverse procession of colourful floats. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way. Gardiki Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Γαρδικίου) is a 13th-century Byzantine castle on the southwestern coast of Corfu and the only surviving medieval fortress on the southern part of the island. Answer: Corfu (Kérkyra, Κέρκυρα), Greece (Administrative unit: Ionian Islands) - last known population is ≈ 39 300 (year 2011).This was 0.353% of total Greece population.If population growth rate would be same as in period 2001-2011 (-0.44%/year), Corfu population in 2020 would be: 37 802*. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the island was rebuilt under the general programme of reconstruction of the Greek Government (Ανοικοδόμησις) and many elements of its classical architecture remain. Following the Kaiser's purchase of the Achilleion, he invited archaeologist Reinhard Kekulé von Stradonitz, a friend and advisor, to come to Corfu to advise him where to position the huge statue of Achilles which he commissioned. Corfu is mostly planted with olive groves and vineyards and has been producing olive oil and wine since antiquity. With the island's area estimated at 592.9 square kilometres (146,500 acres),[17] it runs approximately 64 km (40 mi) long, with greatest breadth at around 32 km (20 mi). The castles of Corfu, located at strategic points on the island helped defend the island from many invaders and they were instrumental in repulsing repeated Turkish invasions, making Corfu one of the few places in Greece never to be conquered by the Ottomans. The whole island, composed as it is of various limestone formations, presents great diversity of surface. Access to the fortress is mainly from the southeast through a narrow walkway which includes passage from homes and backyards, since the castle is at the centre of the densely built area of the small village of Kassiopi. [54], These defeats in the east and the west of the island proved decisive, and the Ottomans abandoned their siege and departed. For a short time it became the capital of a self-governing federation of the Heptanesos ("Seven Islands"), under Ottoman suzerainty; in 1807 after the Treaty of Tilsit its faction-ridden government was again replaced by a French administration under governor François-Xavier Donzelot, and in 1809 it was besieged in vain by a British fleet, which had taken all the other Ionian islands.[16]. The island served also as a refuge for Greek scholars, and in 1732, it became the home of the first academy of modern Greece. In 2019 2020, the population of the city of Corfu, Greece is - 39 330 people. [15] According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopos and river nymph Metope, and abducted her. Thucydides. Two years later they repeated their attempt. Over 60-year-olds are growing faster than all younger age groups and Europe is leading the demographic change. Olive trees dominate and their combination with cypress trees compose the typical Corfiot landscape. Two high and well-defined ranges divide the island into three districts, of which the northern is mountainous, the central undulating, and the southern low-lying. The architecture of the Old Town of Corfu along with its narrow streets, the kantounia, has clear Venetian influence and is amongst the World Heritage Sites in Greece. In 229 BC, following the naval battle of Paxos, it was captured by the Illyrians, but was speedily delivered by a Roman fleet and remained a Roman naval station until at least 189 BC. The small port of Lefkimmi is also to be found at the southernmost tip of the island on Cape Kavos, offering a ferry service to the mainland. Its shape resembles a sickle (drepanē, δρεπάνι), to which it was compared by the ancients: the concave side, with the city and harbour of Corfu in the centre,[16] lies toward the Albanian coast. Where the Venetians, the French and the British used to live. The castle is a tourist attraction today. This is a decrease of -0.40 % (-43,531 people) compared to population … Solomos Museum and the Corfiot Studies Society. Near the old Venetian Citadel a large square called Spianada is also to be found, divided by a street in two parts: "Ano Plateia" (literally: "Upper square") and "Kato Plateia" (literally: "Lower square"), (Ανω Πλατεία and Κάτω Πλατεία in Greek). [97], The lion is dated at the end of the 7th century BC and it is one of the earliest funerary lions ever found. The effectiveness of the powerful Venetian fortifications as well as the strength of some old Byzantine castles in Angelokastro, Kassiopi Castle, Gardiki and elsewhere, were additional factors that enabled Corfu to remain free. [7] They had a child they called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island were named Phaiakes, in Latin Phaeaciani. 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