|• Municipal unit||60.3 km2 (23.3 sq mi)|
|• Municipal unit||1,168|
|• Municipal unit density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|• Population||754 (2011)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Parapotamos (Greek: Παραπόταμος, before 1928: Βάρφανη - Varfani) 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. The municipal unit has an area of 60.334 km2. 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.
The name of Parapotamos means "riverside" or "by the river" in the Greek language. The village is known as Varfanj in Albanian.
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- Name changes of settlements in Greece
- Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
- "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
- James Pettifer and Miranda Vickers
- official site of Parapotamos Municipality
|This Epirus location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|