Louros

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the river, see Louros (river).
Louros
Λούρος
Louros is located in Greece
Louros
Louros
Coordinates: 39°10′N 20°45′E / 39.167°N 20.750°E / 39.167; 20.750Coordinates: 39°10′N 20°45′E / 39.167°N 20.750°E / 39.167; 20.750
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Preveza
Municipality Preveza
 • Municipal unit 176.1 km2 (68.0 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,581
 • Municipal unit density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 1,938 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΖ

Louros (Greek: Λούρος) is a town and a former municipality in the Preveza regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Preveza, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The seat of the municipality was the small town of Louros (pop. 1,938 in 2011). The area of the municipal unit is 176.075 km²,[3] with a population of 4,581 people (2011). The town and municipal unit are named after the river Louros which flows just south of the town. Until recently, the Louros valley was swampy, but in modern times the marshes were drained and are now used for the production of olives, oranges and tomatoes. Besides the town of Louros itself, the largest towns in the municipality are Néos Oropós (pop. 1,304), Stefáni (440), Vrysoúla (172), Áno Ráchi (127), and Áno Kotsanópoulo (159).

Subdivisions[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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.