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Souli (Greek: Σούλι) is a municipality in Epirus, northwestern Greece. It was originally settled by both Greek and Albanian refugees who were hunted by the Ottomans in Thesprotia, Greece and Laberia, Albania. In early modern times, it was inhabited by about 12,000 Souliotes.[1][2][3] After their expulsion the population of the region was significantly reduced. In the 18th and 19th century, the citizens of Souli rebelled against the Ottoman occupation.

The seat of the municipality is the village Paramythia.[4]

Municipality

The present municipality Souli was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[4]

Acherontas
Paramythia
Souli


References

^ Vickers, Miranda. The Albanians: A Modern History. I.B. Tauris, 1999. ISBN 1860645410, p. 20.
^ Ruches, Pyrrhus J. Albanian Historical Folksongs, 1716-1943: A Survey of Oral Epic Poetry from Southern Albania, with Original Texts. Argonaut, 1967, p. 20.
^ Sakellariou, M. V. Epirus, 4000 Years of Greek History and Civilization. Ekdotikē Athēnōn, 1997, ISBN 9602133716, p. 248.
^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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