Karditsa is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is within the Thessaly periphery. It is mostly an agricultural prefecture. Capital of this prefecture is the city of Karditsa, a small city of approximately 35,000 people. It is one of the prefectures that has no provinces. Karditsa is known for its beautiful countryside and friendly people. The building of Dimotiki Agora (Δημοτική Αγορά) or Public Market is found in the city and is one of UNESCO's protected cultural monuments.
The city is also an important centre of knowledge, as based there are the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Thessaly, the Faculty of Wood and Furniture Technology and the Faculty of Forestry Technology of the Educational an Technological Institution of Larissa. There is also a police academy.
The western half of the prefecture is dominated by the Pindus mountains, famous for the Agrafa region of Greece.
There are no provinces in Karditsa.
Karditsa is bounded by the prefectures of Trikala to the north, Larisa to the east, Phthiotis to the southeast, Aitoloakarnania and Evritania to the southwest and Arta to the west. The main rivers are Megdova to the south, one, another to the northwest to the east and the Pineios River to the north.
The farmlands dominate the central and the eastern part which is part of the Thessalian Plain while mountains dominate the southern and the western part. The Plastiras Dam and Lake Plastiras is to the south which supplies water to the plains and the central part of Greece.
- Greece Interstate 30, NW, Cen., SE
- Karditsa - Larissa road, Cen., NE
- Nikolaos Plastiras, General and politician
- Vassilis Papazachos
- Georgios Karaiskakis, revolutionary
- Charilaos Florakis, Communist politician
- Babis Bakalis, composer
|Municipality||YPES code||Seat||Postal code||Area code ((0)30-)|
|Karditsa||2409||Karditsa||431 00||24410-2 thru 7|
|Nevropoli Agrafon||2413||Mesenikolas||430 60||24410-92|
|Rentina||2417||Rentina Karditsas||430 68||24430-71|
|Commune||YPES code||Seat||Postal code||Area code ((0)30-)|