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Pramanta (Greek: Πράμαντα) is a village and a former municipality in the Ioannina peripheral unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality North Tzoumerka, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Its 2001 population was 1,422 for the town, 1,845 for the community and 2,194 for the municipal unit. Pramanta is connected by roads with Metsovo, Ioannina and Arta.


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Location

Pramanta is located south of Metsovo, west of Trikala, north of Arta and east-southeast of Ioannina.

Subdivisions

The municipal unit Pramanta is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Division of the municipality


Population
Year Village population Municipal district population Municipality population
1981 - 1,585 -
1991 1,090 1,708 -
2001 1,422 1,845 2,194

Geography

Located in the southeastern end of Epirus, the entire area of Pramanta are mountains and pine trees along with forests dominate the whole municipality except for the upper parts especially to the east and the valley areas where farmlands are located. The Arachthos river is 10 km to the west and the Pindos mountains is also 10 km to the east and its mountains are included. Some of its residents live only during the summer months and leave during the winter months.

History

The area was ruled by the Ottomans, its struggle for Greek freedom failed by the Turks during the Greek War of Independence. Pramanta was liberated at June 1881. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt, its inhabitants left for larger towns and cities, its population lost by one-fifth between 1981 and 1991, its population recovered between 1991 and 2001 but less than the 1981 census. Pramanta became connected by pavement in the mid to late 20th century. On March 2006, the village and the area was featured on an episode of Travelling in Greece (Menoume Ellada) on ERT.

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