Phthiotis prefecture

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Phthiotis, or (Greek, Modern: Φθιώτιδα - FthiĆ³tida, Ancient/Katharevousa: Φθιώτις) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. The capital is the city of Lamia. It is bordered by the prefectures of Euboea via a gulf in the east, Boeotia in the west, Phocis in the south, Aitoloakarnania in the southwest, Evritania in the west, Karditsa in the west, Larisa in the north and Magnesia in the east.

Geography

Much of the areas within the shorelines are mountainous from the southern part with a few low-lying areas but the lowlands are in the central part and a length of 200 to 500 m in average in the north and in the Cephissus and the Spercheios valleys. GR-1 used to encircle the western part of the shoreline of Fthiotis until a tunnel opened up. Mountains dominate the south, the southwest, the further west and the north.

History

The prefecture in the 1950s began construction of the GR-1 (Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki). Electricity and pavement of the roads began in the 1950s and the 1960s. The highway bypassed Lamia. It was opened a few years later. In the late-1990s, the tunnel began construction and was planned in the later part of the century ans is located in the eastern part of the prefecture. The grand opening of the Maliakos Tunnel linking near Stylida and E of Kameni Vourla was opened in the mid-2000s.

In the Spercheios, flooding which began on March 6, 2005 flooded several places and caused mudslides in the western part wrecking homes and properties.

Transportation

Persons

Places

Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code
Agios Georgios Tymfristos 4901 Agios Georgios 350 17
Agios Konstantinos 0302 Agios Konstantinos 350 06
Amfiklia 4903 Amfiklia 350 02
Atalanti 4904 Atalanti 352 00
Dafnousia 4906 Livanates 350 07
Domokos 4907 Domokos 350 10
Echinis 4909 Raches Stylidas 353 00
Elatia 4908 Elatia 350 04
Gorgopotamos 4905 Moschochori 351 00
Kamena Vourla 4911 Kamena Vourla 350 08
Lamia 4912 Lamia 351 00
Lianokladi 4913 Lianokladi 351 00
Makrakomi 4914 Makrakomi 350 11
Malesina 4915 Malesina 350 01
Molos 4915 Molos 350 09
Opountioi 4918 Martino 350 05
Pelasgia 4920 Pelasgia 350 13
Sperchiada 4921 Sperchiada 350 03
Stylida 4922 Stylida 353 00
Thessaliotida 4910 Nea Monastiri Domokou 351 00
Tithorea 4923 Kato Tithorea 350 15
Xyniada 4917 Omvriaki 350 10
Ypati 4925 Ypati 350 16

Communities

Independent communes

Commune YPES code Seat Postal code
Pavliani 4919 Pavliani Lamias 351 00
Tymfristos 4924 Tymfristos 350 17