Foteino, Arta

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Foteino
Φωτεινό
Fotino 2007.10.06.jpg
Foteino is located in Greece
Foteino
Foteino
Coordinates: 39°8′N 21°6′E / 39.133°N 21.100°E / 39.133; 21.100Coordinates: 39°8′N 21°6′E / 39.133°N 21.100°E / 39.133; 21.100
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Arta
Municipality Nikolaos Skoufas
Municipal unit Kompoti
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Community[1]
 • Population 178 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 8.953
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 471 00
Area code(s) 26810

Foteino (Greek: Φωτεινό [About this sound pronunciation /fotinó/  ]) is a village (community) in the municipal unit of Kompoti in the regional unit of Arta, Greece. In 2011 its population was 178.

History[edit]

The old name of the village, Hósiana (Greek: Χώσιανα), appears for the first time in 1696, in a historic document in which the villages of Arta asked the Venetian Republic for protection from pirates.[2]

In 1899, a new church was built by destroying a small old one, dating to the early 12th century[3]

The village was constituted as a separate commune with the 186/10.08.1947 government gazette (ΦΕΚ). Until then it was part of the commune of Ano-Petra.[4] With ΦΕΚ 195/23.07.1953, its name changed from Hosiana to Fotino,[5] and with law 2539/1997, as part of the Kapodistrias reforms, the commune became a municipal district of the municipality of Kompoti.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kaselouris, Lampros Christos. 1980. Historic And Folklore of Arta. Athens. Page 101
  3. ^ Kaselouris, Lampros Christos. 1980. Historic And Folklore of Arta. Athens. Page 104
  4. ^ Kaselouris, Lampros Christos. 1980. Historic And Folklore of Arta. Athens. Page 117
  5. ^ Kaselouris, Lampros Christos. 1980. Historic And Folklore of Arta. Athens. Page 98