Amfilochia

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Amfilochia
Αμφιλοχία
Αμφιλοχία.jpg
Location
Amfilochia is located in Greece
Amfilochia
Amfilochia
Coordinates 38°51′N 21°10′E / 38.850°N 21.167°E / 38.850; 21.167Coordinates: 38°51′N 21°10′E / 38.850°N 21.167°E / 38.850; 21.167
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Aetolia-Acarnania
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 17,056
 - Area: 1,091.8 km2 (422 sq mi)
 - Density: 16 /km2 (40 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 10,264
 - Area: 390.6 km2 (151 sq mi)
 - Density: 26 /km2 (68 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 4,325
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal code: 305 00
Telephone: 26420

Amfilochia (Greek: Αμφιλοχία) is a town and a municipality in the northwestern part of Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece, on the site of ancient Amfilochia. Under the Ottoman Empire, it was known as Karvasaras (Καρβασαράς; from caravanserai).

Amfilochia is situated by the Ambracian Gulf and features an amphitheatre. Amfilochia dates back to the ancient times and also features the ancient cities of Amphilochian Argos and Limnaia (or Limnea).

Municipality[edit]

The municipality Amfilochia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit of Amfilochia is divided into the following communities:

  • Amfilochia (Amfilochia, Boukka, Limnaia and Platos)
  • Ampelaki (Ampelaki, Amfilochiko Argos, Ariada, Kampos and Keramidi)
  • Anoixiatiko (Anoixiatiko, Agia Triada, Katafourko, Mavrorachi, Moni Retha, Xirolivado, Petralona, Profitis Ilia, Ptelea, Skreiko, Triantafylloula, Tsoukka, Psila Alonia)
  • Kechrinia (Kechrinia, Agioi Theodoroi, Kanalos, Kompothekla, Makrychoria, Falangias)
  • Loutro (Loutro, Krikellos, Xirakia)
  • Megas Kampos
  • Sardinia (Sardinia, Kalyvia)
  • Sparto (Sparto, Pigadaki, Tria Alonia)
  • Stanos
  • Varetada

Population[edit]

Year Town Community Municipal unit Municipality
1981 - 6,637 - -
1991 4,392 - 13,711 -
2001 4,119 4,681 12,834 -
2011 3,827 4,325 10,264 17,056

Persons[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Amfilochia port at night

Amfilochia is linked with the GR-5 (E55 and E951, Antirrio - Messolonghi - Ioannina) and is also linked with the GR-42 serving the extreme northwestern parts including Vonitsa, Preveza and the entire island of Lefkada. Amfilochia will be linked with the Ionia Odos. Amfilochia is not linked with a railway.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

A part of this article is translated from the German Wikipedia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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