Zitsa

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Zitsa
Ζίτσα
Location
Zitsa is located in Greece
Zitsa
Zitsa
Coordinates 39°45′N 20°39′E / 39.750°N 20.650°E / 39.750; 20.650Coordinates: 39°45′N 20°39′E / 39.750°N 20.650°E / 39.750; 20.650
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Epirus
Regional unit: Ioannina
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 14,766
 - Area: 566.3 km2 (219 sq mi)
 - Density: 26 /km2 (68 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 1,332
 - Area: 65.9 km2 (25 sq mi)
 - Density: 20 /km2 (52 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 676
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΙΝ

Zitsa (Greek: Ζίτσα) is a village and a municipality in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Eleousa.[2]

Municipality[edit]

The present municipality Zitsa was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):[2]

  • Ekali (Asfaka, Vatatades, Vlachatano, Gavrisioi, Ligopsa, Metamorfosi, Petsali)
  • Evrymenes (Delvinakopoulo, Klimatia, Kokkinochoma, Lefkothea, Paliouri, Raiko, Soulopoulo, Vasilopoulo)
  • Molossoi (Aetopetra, Chinka, Despotiko, Dovla, Ekklisochori, Foteino, Giourganista, Granitsa, Granitsopoula, Grimpovo, Kalochori, Kourenta, Polydoro, Radovizi, Rizo, Vereniki, Voutsaras, Vrosina, Vrysoula, Zalongo)
  • Pasaronas (Agios Ioannis, Anargyroi, Ano Lapsista, Eleousa, Grammeno, Kato Lapsista, Lofiskos, Lyngos, Mega Gardiki, Neochori, Peratis, Petralona, Polylofo, Rodotopi, Vageniti, Vounoplagia, Zoodochos)
  • Zitsa (Dafnofyto, Karitsa, Lithino, Protopappas, Zitsa)

Notable people[edit]

  • Jeremias I (16th century), Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Dimitrios Zitsaios, benefactor
  • Dimitrios Sarros (1870–1938), writer
  • Chrisanthi Zitsaia (1903–1995), writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)