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Zakynthos or Zaente, is a city and a former municipality on the island of Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Zakynthos, of which it is a municipal unit. It is the capital of the island of Zakynthos. Apart from the official name Zakynthos, it is also called Chora, a common denomination in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town.

The municipal unit of Zákynthos lies in the easternmost part of the island and has a land area of 45.788 square kilometres and a population of 16,810 at the 2011 census. It is subivided into the communities Zakynthos, Ampelokipoi, Argasi, Vasilikos, Gaitani and Bochali. The municipal unit also includes the Strofades islands, which lie about 50 kilometres south of Zákynthos Island.

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