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Karpenisi (Greek: Καρπενήσι - Karpenísi) is a town in central Greece. It is the capital of the peripheral unit of Evrytania. The area around Karpenisi is mountainous while farmlands are mainly in valley areas.


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Karpenisi is situated in a valley area of the Karpenisiotis (Καρπενησιώτης) River, a tributary of the Achelous and the Megdova Rivers. Mount Tymfristos lies to the north elevating at nearly 2,315 m. Another mountain dominates the south. Karpenisi has a skiing resort and a hotel including the "Montana Club". Karpenisi is a popular destination, especially during winter.

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Karpenisi High School

Karpenisi

Karpenisi, Switzerland of Greece

Karpenisi

The municipality Karpenisi was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 6 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[1]

Domnista (Ampliani, Domnista, Krikello, Mesokomi, Psiana, Roska, Stavloi)
Fourna (Fourna, Kleisto, Vracha)
Karpenisi (Agia Vlacherna, Agios Andreas, Agios Nikolaos, Fidakia, Kalesmeno, Karpenisi, Koryschades, Myriki, Papparousi, Pavlopoulo, Sella, Stefani, Stenoma, Voutyro)
Ktimenia (Agia Triada, Agios Charalampos, Chochlia, Domianoi, Petralona)
Potamia (Aniada, Chelidonas, Dermati, Karitsa, Klafsi, Mega Chori, Mikro Chori, Mouzilo, Nostimo, Sygkrellos)
Prousos (Alestia, Aspropyrgos, Esochoria, Kastanea, Katavothra, Prodromos, Prousos, Sarkini, Stavrochori, Tornos, Velota)

Karpenisi
Karpenisi

Historical population
Year Population
1981 5,230
1991 8,185
2001 9,390

Sister cities

United States Asheville, USA[2]

Notable people

Zacharias Papantoniou (1877–1940) writer

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ "Karpenisi, Greece". Retrieved 7 October 2010.

Municipalities of the Evrytania Prefecture

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