Parapotamos

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Parapotamos
Παραπόταμος
Parapotamos is located in Greece
Parapotamos
Parapotamos
Coordinates: 39°33′N 20°20′E / 39.550°N 20.333°E / 39.550; 20.333Coordinates: 39°33′N 20°20′E / 39.550°N 20.333°E / 39.550; 20.333
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Thesprotia
Municipality Igoumenitsa
 • Municipal unit 60.3 km2 (23.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 1,168
 • Municipal unit density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 754 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΗΝ

Parapotamos (Greek: Παραπόταμος, before 1928: Βάρφανη - Varfani[2]) is a village and a former municipality in Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Igoumenitsa, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 60.334 km2.[4] Population 1,168 (2011). The village of Parapotamos, the former municipality's seat, was home to Cham Albanians, before 1944, when they were expelled for collaborating with Nazi forces.[5][6]

Name[edit]

The name of Parapotamos means "riverside" or "by the river" in the Greek language. The village is known as Varfanj in Albanian.

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