Thesprotia prefecture

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Thesprotia (Greek: Θεσπρωτία) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is within the Epirus periphery. The capital is Igoumenitsa. Thesprotia is bounded by Albania to the north, the prefecture of Ioannina to the east and Preveza in the south. It is one of the smallest Greek prefectures in population. There are three rural inhabitants for every two urban citizens [1].

The provinces are small and there are four of them: Thyamida, Souli, Filiates and Margariti.

Much of the prefecture is mountainous while farmlands most of them with gridded roads and ditches are within the valleys in the central, southern and the western part. Two of Thesprotia's rivers are legendary: The Kalamas (Thiames) and Acheron, lined with reedbeds and plane trees.

A new highway, Greece Interstate 4 called Via Egnatia, which began construction in 1996 links all the way to Thessaloniki. The construction was fully paved in the 2000s. Via Egnatia was first opened to traffic in 2004 with thousands of people cheering and celebrating the opening as they stand next to the superhighway south of Igoumenitsa. A possible bridge to Corfu is currently unplanned and unscheduled. Main roads are GR-19 and GR-6.

Igoumenitsa is the Port of Corfu, overlooked by its Venetian fortress; it serves ferry routes to the islands of Corfu and Paxoi (includes Paxos and Antipaxos).

Climate

Thesprotia's coastal climate is Mediterranean. Cold winters of a semi-alpine climate dominate the eastern portion and higher elevations.

Codes

Area codes

26650 - Igoumenitsa
26660 - Paramythia

Postal codes

  • 460
    • 00 through 29 - not used
    • 30 - Margariti
    • 31 - Acherontas abd Samonida-Glykis
    • 32 through 99 - not used
  • 461 - Igoumenitsa, Paraoptamos, Perdika and Syvpotes
  • 462 - Paramythia
  • 463 - Filiates and Sagiada
  • 464 through 469 - not used

Transportation

Places

Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Acherontas 2001 Gardiki 460 31 26660-41
Filiates 2010 Filiates 463 00 26640-22
Igoumenitsa 2002 Igoumenitsa 461 00 26650-2
Margariti 2003 Margariti 460 30 26650-9
Paramythia 2004 Paramythia 462 00 26660-2
Parapotamos 2005 Parapotamos 461 00 26650-92
Sagiada 2007 Asprokklisi 463 00 26640-51
Syvotes 2009 Plataria 461 00 26650-71

Communities

Commune YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Perdika 2006 Igoumenitsa (Perdika) 461 00 26650-91
Souli 2008 Samonida-Glykis (Souli) 460 31 26660-24

External links

Epirus:

Arta | Ioannina | Preveza | Thesprotia |