Kompoti

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Kompoti
Κομπότι
Kompoti is located in Greece
Kompoti
Kompoti
Coordinates: 39°06′N 21°05′E / 39.100°N 21.083°E / 39.100; 21.083Coordinates: 39°06′N 21°05′E / 39.100°N 21.083°E / 39.100; 21.083
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Arta
Municipality Nikolaos Skoufas
 • Municipal unit 38.5 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,542
 • Municipal unit density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 1,650 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΑΤ

Kompoti (Greek: Κομπότι, pronounced [koˈboti]) is a village and a former municipality in the Arta regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nikolaos Skoufas, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 38.486 km2.[3] In 2011 its population was 1,544 for the town, 11650 for the community and 2,542 for the municipal unit. The Greek National Road 5/E55 connects Kompoti with Messolonghi to the south and Arta and Ioannina to the north. Kompoti is located north of Amfilochia and Agrinio, east-northeast of Preveza and southeast of Arta. The Ambracian Gulf is to the south. Kompoti became part of Greece in 1881.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Year Village Community Municipal unit
1981 2,002 - -
1991 2,050 - 3,287
2001 2,128 2,357 3,485
2011 1,544 1,650 2,542

Other[edit]

Kompoti has a few schools, a lyceum (middle school), a gymnasium (secondary school) a few churches, banks, a post office, and a square.

Kompoti is the birthplace of Nikolaos Skoufas (Greek: Νικόλαος Σκουφάς), one of the founders of Filiki Eteria meaning Society of Friends in Greek, which was a secret organization working in the early 19th century, whose purpose was to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece and to establish an independent Greek state.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 

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