Kasos


Kasos

Infobox Greek Isles
name = Kasos
native_name = Κάσος
skyline = AlterHafenFry.jpg
sky_caption = Old Harbor of Fry


coordinates = coord|35|24|N|26|55|E
chain = Dodecanese
isles = 17
area = 69.464
highest_mount = Mt. Akti
elevation = 601
periph = South Aegean
prefect = Dodecanese
capital = Fry
population = 990
pop_as_of = 2001
postal = 857 00
telephone = 22450-4
license = ΚΧ, ΡΟ, PK
website = [http://www.kasos.gr/ www.kasos.gr]

Kasos (also "Kassos"; Greek: "Κάσος"; Italian: "Caso") is a Greek island municipality in the Dodecanese. It is the southernmost island in the Aegean Sea. As of 2001, its population was 990. In ancient times, the island was a safe harbor for the Philistines, and to this day is still regarded as an island where ship owners could locate a sea savvy crew. It has a very rich and proud history of seamanship and its naval skills were feared by surrounding countries as they waged war on their neighbors and the Kassiots intervened. At one point in 1825, the Pasha of Turkey was so furious of the Kassiots that he dispatched his naval fleet to this tiny island and killed the population. [http://www.insitu.gr/kassos/gr/turkishrule.htm] Kasos was not part of Greece until 1948 when it was officially annexed. The Municipality of Kasos includes several uninhabited offshore islands, the largest of which are Armathia and Makronisi. Its total land area is 69.464 km².

Villages

Fry (pronounced like free, pop. 335), Agia Marina (393), Panagia (17), Poli (78), Arvanitohori (167).

Fry is the capital as it holds the island's harbor, while Agia Marina is the biggest village in population. The airport is located close to Agia Marina and isbig enough for an ATR 42 to land.

References

External links

* [http://www.kasos.gr/ Official website] en el icon


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