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Corfu (kor-foor), the largest of the Ionian Islands, the possession of Greece, lies at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea. It is 40 miles long and two and a half wide. The island is mountainous, the highest point being Pantocrator9 2,997 feet above the sea. The main export is olive-oil. Corfu was first named Corcyra, and was a colony of Corinth. It became so powerful that it fought with the mother-country the first sea-battle of which we know, in 665 B. C. Area 431 square miles; population (1896), 124,578. Population of the town of Corfu, 17,918.

References:

The New Student's Reference Work (1914) pg. 455.

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Babadoni at Home
An Afternoon in Spring
Winter Day on the Lagoon
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The Villa Achilleion (West Front)
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Sta. Barbara Potamo
The Market Place during the Tomato Season
A Gray Day in the Courtyard
The Fishing Port
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Fortezza Vecchia
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Paleokastrizza
Almond Blossom, St. Michaele
Over the Straits from the Achilleion
A Gastouri Belle

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