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  Argostoli, with a population of 8000 people, became Cephalonia’s capital in 1757.
  Even though many of the town’s imposing mansions were destroyed during the 1953 earthquakes, the new town which was built kept the quaint, Ionian style with well-laid out streets, spacious squares, many trees and alleys and a very lively port.
  In the centre of the city there are the Administrative House, the Town Hall, the Archaeological Museum, the Korgialenio Popular Art Museum, the Korgialenios Library and the newly-built "Kefalos" Theatre.
  At the port, the visitors can see Nikos Kavadias’ bust gazing to the endless sea. Kavadias was a poet who loved and wrote about the sea during his whole life.
  From the few works of the island’s British period which the earthquakes didn’t destroy is Koutavos bridge, built in 1813, which connects Argostoli with the opposite coast.
  Walking along Lithostroto (stone-paved street), the town’s central street, take a minute to visit Aghios Spiridonas’ church and Kambana square.
  Reaching the street at the port, you will see the market full of fresh fish and sweet-smelling fruit and vegetables. Further down many pastry shops and restaurants invite you to taste the local dishes.
  The people are hospitable, warm-hearted, easy-going and will not fail to help you and make your stay a memorable experience.
This text (extract) is cited January 2004 from the Assoc. of Local Authorities of Kefalonia & Ithaca tourist pamphlet.

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Population Census

Year Population
1991 6815
1981 7164

Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Port of entrance, Port with supply facilities, Town hall, Prefecture capital, Province capital, Island capital, Lagoon, Cathedral house
Postal Code: 28100
Tel +30 26710
Altitude: 24 meters
Longitude: 20o 29' 21.57" E
Latitude: 38o 10' 49.64" N

Located:
Southwest (SW) MAKRIS GIALOS, Beach, KEFALLONIA , GREECE

Distances:
173 Nautical miles South-southeast (SSE) via Corinth isthmus: PIRAEUS, Town, ATTIKI , GREECE

Ancient sites within Municipal's District:
KRANI, Ancient city, ARGOSTOLI , GREECE

Geographical Boundaries

ARGOSTOLI (Town, Town hall) belongs to ARGOSTOLI (Municipality)
ARGOSTOLI (Municipality) belongs to KRANI (Province)
KRANI (Province) belongs to KEFALLONIA (Island)
KEFALLONIA (Island) belongs to KEFALLINIA (Prefecture)
KEFALLINIA (Prefecture) belongs to IONIAN ISLANDS (Island complex)
IONIAN ISLANDS (Island complex) belongs to GREECE (Country)
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