Zalongo

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Zalongo

Ζάλογγο
Monastery of Zalongo.
Monastery of Zalongo.
Zalongo is located in Greece
Zalongo
Zalongo
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 39°08′N 20°40′E / 39.133°N 20.667°E / 39.133; 20.667Coordinates: 39°08′N 20°40′E / 39.133°N 20.667°E / 39.133; 20.667
CountryGreece
Administrative regionEpirus
Regional unitPreveza
MunicipalityPreveza
 • Municipal unit137.6 km2 (53.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
4,299
 • Municipal unit density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΡΖ

Zalongo (Greek: Ζάλογγο) is 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 municipal unit has an area of 137.631 km2.[3] Population 4,299 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Kanali. Nearby is the 18th century Zalongo Monastery, immortalized by the defiant mass suicide of a group of Souliot women. The ruins of ancient Cassope are situated near the village Kamarina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.