Cephalonia

Kefalonia or Cephalonia (Greek: Κεφαλονιά or Κεφαλληνία, Kephalonia), formerly also known as Kefallinia or Kephallenia (Κεφαλληνία), is the largest of the Ionian Islands[1] in western Greece and the 6th largest island in Greece after Crete, Euboea, Lesbos, Rhodes, and Chios. It is also a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region. It was a former Latin Catholic diocese Kefalonia–Zakynthos (Cefalonia–Zante) and short-lived titular see as just Kefalonia. The capital city of Cephalonia is Argostoli.[2]

Kefalonia
Κεφαλονιά
Kefaloniá
View of Asos, Kefalonia
Kefalonia within the Ionian Islands
Coordinates: 38°15′54″N 20°33′09″E
CountryGreece
RegionIonian Islands
CapitalArgostoli
Government
  Vice-GovernorStavros Travlos
  MayorTheofilos Michalatos
Area
  Total786.58 km2 (303.70 sq mi)
  Land773 km2 (298 sq mi)
 Total area includes other islands which form part of the Cephalonia regional unit
Elevation1,628 m (5,341 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Total35,801
  Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes
280 xx
Area codes267x0
Car platesΚΕ
Websitewww.kefallonia.gov.gr