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Zakynthos, the third largest of the Ionian Islands, covers an area of 410 square kilometers and its coastline is roughly 123 kilometers in length. It has varied terrain with fertile plains in the southeastern part and mountainous terrain with steep cliffs along the coasts in the western part.

The mild, Mediterranean climate and the plentiful winter rainfall present the island with dense vegetation. The principle products are olive oil, currants, grapes and citrus fruit.

The capital, which has the same name as the prefecture, is the town of Zakynthos; apart from the official name it is also called Chora. According to the 2001 census, the island has a population of 38957 inhabitants.

This on earth paradise was suffered by the earthquakes in 1953 which have been distroyed almost everything on the island.These were not the only earthquakes in aerea, but the most dramatic ones in the early history. Mainly 3 buildings were staying in place after the disaster, St.Dionysios church, The national bank building, St.Nikolas (tou Molou).And some more in island witout been completely destroyed.

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