|Administrative region||West Greece|
|• Mayor||Erotokritos Galounis|
|• Municipal unit||345.1 km2 (133.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Municipal unit||6,578|
|• Municipal unit density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||300 06|
Astakos (Greek: Αστακός, meaning "lobster") is a town and a former municipality in Aetolia-Acarnania, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Xiromero, of which it is a municipal unit. It is located on a bay on the eastern shore of the Ionian Sea, near the southern end of the Acarnanian Mountains. It takes its name from the ancient Acarnanian town Astacus (Ancient Greek: Ἄστακος - Astakos), and was named Dragamesti in the Middle Ages.
The municipal unit Astakos is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):
- Astakos (Astakos, Valti)
- Strongylovouni (Strongylovouni, Manina Vlizianon)
The city has a port,able to hold ferries.The countryside mainly produces wheat,corn and few grapes.Fishing is an important source of income.
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