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Amfilochia (Greek: Αμφιλοχία) is a town and a municipality in the northwestern part of Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece, on the site of ancient Amfilochia. Under the Ottoman Empire, it was known as Karvassaras (Καρβασαράς; from caravanserai).

Amfilochia is situated by the Ambracian Gulf and features an amphitheatre. Amfilochia dates back to the ancient times and also features the ancient cities of Amphilochian Argos and Limnaia (or Limnea).


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Municipality

Amfilochia

Division of the former municipality of Amfilochia

The new municipality Amfilochia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[1]

Amfilochia
Inachos
Menidi

Subdivisions

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Population
Year Town Municipal district Municipality
1981 - 5,034 -
1991 4,392 - 13,711
2001 4,119 4,681 12,834
Persons

Kostas Mentis (1913-November 27, 1983), a Greek actor

Other

Amfilochia has schools, a lyceum (middle school), a few gymnasia (secondary schools), churches, banks, a supermarket a port and squares (plateia).
Transportation

Amfilochia is linked with the GR-5 (E55 and E951, Antirrio - Messolonghi - Ioannina) and is also linked with the GR-42 serving the extreme northwestern parts including Vonitsa, Preveza and the entire island of Lefkada. Amfilochia will be linked with the Ionia Odos. Amfilochia is not linked with a railway.
Notable people

Kostas Mentis (1913–1983), actor
Kyriakos Sfetsas (1945-) composer

See also

List of cities in ancient Epirus

A part of this article is translated from the German Wikipedia
References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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