Is Corfu Bigger Than Kefalonia / Cephalonia? (Comparison)

Corfu and Kefalonia/Cephalonia are both islands of Greece located in the Ionian sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Corfu and Kefalonia regarding various aspects.


Is Corfu bigger than Kefalonia?

The total area of Corfu is 610.9 sq km, and the total area of Kefalonia is 786.58 sq km. Corfu is smaller than Kefalonia by 175.68 sq km. Corfu is around 1.29 times smaller than Kefalonia.

Area of Corfu:  235.9 sq mi ( 610.9 km2 )

Area of Corfu compared to Kefalonia

Area of Kefalonia:  303.70 sq mi ( 786.58 km2 )

Area of Kefalonia compared to Corfu


According to Wikipedia, the last known total population of Corfu as of 2011 was estimated to be around 102,071.

Based on Wikipedia data, the total population of Kefalonia as of 2011 was estimated to be around 35,801.

Here is some more data comparison between Corfu and Kefalonia.

The capital city of Corfu is Corfu Town, and the capital city of Kefalonia is Argostoli.

Official Languages

Corfu: Greek
Kefalonia: Greek

Human Development Index

HDI of Corfu (Ionian Islands) as of 2018: 0.865
HDI of Kefalonia as of 2018: 0.864

Corfu Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Kefalonia Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Corfu and Kefalonia are in the same time zones.

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Corfu:
39° 35′ 0″ N, 19° 52′ 0″ E

Coordinates of Kefalonia:
38° 15′ 54″ N20° 33′ 9″ E

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