Epirus (region)

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Epirus
Περιφέρεια Ηπείρου
Region o Greece
Coordinates: 39°33′58″N 20°45′30″E / 39.5661°N 20.7583°E / 39.5661; 20.7583
Kintra Banner o Greece Greece
Caipital Ioannina
Regional units
Government
 • Regional govrenor Alexandros Kachrimanis (ND)
Area
 • Total 9,203 km2 (3,553 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 358,698
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code GR-D
Website www.php.gov.gr

Epirus (Greek: Ήπειρος, Ípeiros), formally the Epirus Region (Περιφέρεια Ηπείρου, Periféria Ipeírou), is a geographical an admeenistrative region in northwastren Greece.[1] It borders the regions o Wast Macedonie an Thessaly tae the east, Wast Greece tae the sooth, the Ionian Sea an the Ionian Islands tae the wast an the kintra o Albanie tae the north. The region haes an aurie o aboot 9,200 km2 (3,600 sq mi). It is pairt o the wider historical region o Epirus, which owerlaps modren Albanie an Greece but maustly lees in modren Greek territory.

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Epirus is dividit intae fower regional units (umwhile prefecturs, nomoi), which are further subdividit intae municipalities (dimoi). The regional units are: Thesprotia, Ioannina, Arta an Preveza.

The admeenistrative diveesion o the Epirus region in municipalities. In shades o yellae, the regional unit o Thesprotia, in red, Ioannina, in blue, Preveza an in green, Arta

Frae Januar 2011, accordin tae the reform introducit bi the Kallikratis Programme (Act 3852/2010) the prefecturs wur abolished an replacit bi regional units. The umwhile municipalities an communities wur re-structured tae form anerlie 18 new municipalities.

Municipality Population Seat
Ioannina 97,657 Ioannina
Konitsa 9,294 Konitsa
Pogoni 11,092 Kalpaki
Zagori 6,032 Asprangeli
Metsovo 7,835 Metsovo
Zitsa 17,293 Eleousa
North Tzoumerka 7,097 Pramanta
Dodoni 13,939 Agia Kyriaki
Arta 41,814 Arta
Central Tzoumerka 12,069 Vourgareli
Nikolaos Skoufas 15,235 Peta
Georgios Karaiskakis 9,016 Ano Kalentini
Preveza 27,684 Preveza
Ziros 16,494 Filippiada
Parga 12,944 Kanallaki
Igoumenitsa 24,692 Igoumenitsa
Souli 10,951 Paramythia
Filiates 10,448 Filiates

The region's govrenor is, syne 1 Januar 2011, Alexandros Kachrimanis, who wis electit in the November 2010 local admeenistration elections for the New Democracy an Popular Orthodox Rally pairties.

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  1. Π.Δ. 51/87 “Καθορισμός των Περιφερειών της Χώρας για το σχεδιασμό κ.λ.π. της Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης” (Determination of the Regions of the Country for the planning etc. of the development of the regions, Efimeris tis Kyverniseos ΦΕΚ A 26/06.03.1987

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