corfu island
 

Corfu's Features: Geography

Geography
Position: Corfu is the most northerly of the Ionian islands. The southeast coast lies about II from mainland Greece, the northeast about 2km from Albania.
Area: 592sq km.
Highest point: Mount Pandokrator, at 906m.
Length, north to south: 60km.
Width, east to west: 4km to 31 Length of coastline: 217km.
Population: 110,000 approximately, of which about 35,000 live in Corfu town.

Climate
Corfu island has a higher average rainfall than the rest of Greece. The highest monthly rainfall is in December, with 240mm. The summer months are almost entirely dry.
Average daily sunshine, May-September: 10 hours.
Average temperature, July-August 32°C.
Average temperature, December-January: 15°C.

Economic Factors
About 65 per cent of Corfu's land is under cultivation. Of this, 55 per cent is devoted to olive trees, of which there are an estimated 3.5 million. The rest of the cultivated area is used for vineyards, citrus fruit, vegetables and grazing. About one million tourists visit Corfu annually and an estimated third of Corfu's working population is involved in tourism and its related industries.



corfu island