Filippiada

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Filippiada
Φιλιππιάδα
Location
Filippiada is located in Greece
Filippiada
Filippiada
Coordinates 39°12′N 20°53′E / 39.200°N 20.883°E / 39.200; 20.883Coordinates: 39°12′N 20°53′E / 39.200°N 20.883°E / 39.200; 20.883
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Epirus
Regional unit: Preveza
Municipality: Ziros
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 8,429
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΡΖ
Website
http://myfilippiada.gr

Filippiada (Greek: Φιλιππιάδα) is a small town and a former municipality in the Preveza regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ziros, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 8,429 (2001 census). The town Filippiada is situated at the foot of low hills on the right bank of the river Louros. The northern part of the municipal unit is mountainous. Filippiada is 10 km (6 mi) northwest of Arta, 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Preveza and 52 km (32 mi) south of Ioannina. The Greek National Road 5 (Antirrio - Agrinio - Arta - Ioannina) passes through the town, and the Greek National Road 21 connects it with Preveza.

The area of Filippiada has been inhabited since at least the 8th and 7th centuries BC. The ancient cities of Charadron (Greek: Χάραδρον) and Bouchetion (with the medieval Byzantine castle of Rogoi near Nea Kerassounta) was located here. There are many sites such as Saint Bessarion Church, the monument in honor of the Bizanomachon (Greek: Μπιζανομάχων), the Lake Ziros, the town square, the square of the Pelargon (Greek: Πελαργών), beautiful forests and plains. There are many cafes, taverns, clubs, bars, hotels, and many grocery shops.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Filippiada is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipality population
1981 3,333 -
1991 4,040 9,415
2001 4,196 8,429

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)