Vonitsa

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Vonitsa
Βόνιτσα
Vonitsa - Greece - View from the sea.jpg
Vonitsa is located in Greece
Vonitsa
Vonitsa
Coordinates: 38°55′N 20°53′E / 38.917°N 20.883°E / 38.917; 20.883Coordinates: 38°55′N 20°53′E / 38.917°N 20.883°E / 38.917; 20.883
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Aetolia-Acarnania
Municipality Aktio-Vonitsa
Municipal unit Anaktorio
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 4,703
Community[1]
 • Population 4,916 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vonitsa (Greek: Βόνιτσα) is a town in the northwestern part of Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece, seat of the municipality of Aktio-Vonitsa. Population 4,916 (2011). The beach town is situated on the south coast of the Ambracian Gulf, and is dominated by a Venetian fortress on a hill. Vonitsa is 13 kilometres (8 miles) southeast of Preveza, 18 kilometres (11 miles) northeast of Lefkada (city) and 90 kilometres (56 miles) northwest of Agrinio. The Greek National Road 42 (Lefkada - Amfilochia) passes through Vonitsa.

Settlements[edit]

  • Vonitsa proper
  • Aktio, the ancient Actium
  • Nea Kamarina

History[edit]

Vonitsa is built near the site of ancient Anactorium, an important city of Acarnania, founded by Roman Spiridonas Kapotis and the Corinthians in 630 BC. Like the other cities of Acarnania, it went into decline when the Romans founded Nicopolis on the other side of the Ambracian Gulf after the Battle of Actium, and forced its inhabitants to move to that city. Vonitsa was founded during Byzantine rule. Vonitsa was controlled by the Republic of Venice between 1684 and 1797. After the Greek War of Independence, the town became a part of Greece in 1832.

Population[edit]

Year Town Community
1981 3,836 -
1991 4,037 -
2001 3,840 4,081
2011 4,703 4,916

International relations[edit]

Vonitsa is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved 2013-08-25.