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Thesprotiko is located in Greece
Coordinates: 39°15′N 20°47′E / 39.250°N 20.783°E / 39.250; 20.783Coordinates: 39°15′N 20°47′E / 39.250°N 20.783°E / 39.250; 20.783
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Preveza
Municipality Ziros
 • Municipal unit 131.8 km2 (50.9 sq mi)
Highest elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Lowest elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,075
 • Municipal unit density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Population 1,363 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Thesprotiko (Greek: Θεσπρωτικό, "Thesprotian") is a village and a former municipality in the Preveza regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ziros, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 131.823 km2.[3] Population 4,075 (2011). The village was known as Lelova (Λέλοβα) until April 1, 1927 when it adopted its current name.[4] An independent community since 1919, Thesprotiko became a municipality in 1948.[5]


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


Year Village Municipality
1981 2,005 -
1991 1,936 5,653
2001 1,775 5,474
2011 1,363 4,075


It is the capital of the area of Lakka in the Preveza Prefecture (Lakka Lelovou), it has a beautiful valley which includes several villages. The village is located between the Thesprotika (Baldenesi, Μπαλντενέσι) with the elevation of 1,250 m and Tsouka Podogora-Zarkorachi to the east with the elevation of 1,270 m. It had a lake with the name of Mavri which dried up in 1960.