Karditsa prefecture

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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.

Karditsa is about 300 kilometers from Athens and can be reached by bus or train from Athens and Thessaloniki. It is located SSE of Trikala, SW of Larisa and NE of Arta.

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.





Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Acheloos 2404 Vrangiana 430 66 24450-31
Argithea 2402 Anthiro 430 65 24450-31
Arni 2403 Matarangas 433 00 24430-41
Fyllo 2421 Itea 430 62 24440-31
Itamos 2406 Kallithiro 431 00 24410-81
Ithomi 2405 Fanari 430 64 24410-39
Kallifoni 2407 Kallifoni 431 00 24410-88
Karditsa 2409 Karditsa 431 00 24410-2 thru 7
Menelaida 2410 Kedros 433 00 24430-51
Mitropolis 2411 Mitropolis 431 00 24410-55
Mouzaki 2412 Mouzaki 430 60 24450-4
Nevropoli Agrafon 2413 Mesenikolas 430 60 24410-92
Palamas 2414 Palamas 432 00 24440-2
Pamisos 2415 Agnantero 430 61 24410-8
Plastira 2416 Morfovouni 430 67 24410-95
Rentina 2417 Rentina Karditsas 430 68 24430-71
Selana 2418 Proasteio 430 70 24410-5
Sofades 2419 Sofades 433 00 24430-2
Tamasio 2420 Leontari 430 63 24430-31


Commune YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Athamanon 2401 Petrilo 430 69 24450-31

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