(, also known as Alefkimmo
) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Corfu
, Ionian Islands
. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Corfu
, of which it is a municipal unit. Its land area is 50.819 km² and its population was 6,704 at the 2001 census. Lefkimmi is the southernmost municipal unit on the island. Tourism is its main industry along with agriculture and other businesses. It also features beaches, restaurants, taverns and hotels. The 20th meridian
is to the west. It also features shops and a street canal in which are surrounded by a walkway. It also has a cape to the north known by the same name. The municipal seat was the town of Lefkímmi (pop. 3,517). Its next largest towns are Kávos (pop. 847), Palaiochóri (617), Vitaládes (475), and Kritiká (426).
The municipal unit Lefkimmi is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):
A few farmlands are around the area. The mountains that are mainly filled with grasslands and rocks covers around the area, forests are found mainly in low lying areas. The Ionian Sea
are on both sides.
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