Arta Prefecture

Arta Prefecture

Infobox Pref GR
name = Arta
name_local = Νομός Άρτας


periph = Epirus
capital = Arta
population = 77,680
population_as_of = 2005
pop_rank = 42nd
pop_dens = 46.7
popdens_rank = 32nd
area = 1,662
area_rank = 40th
postal_code = 47x xx
area_code = 268x0
licence = ΑΤ
provinces =
municip = 13
commun = 3
ISO = GR-31
website = [http://www.arta.gr/ www.arta.gr]

Arta ( _el. Άρτα) is one of the prefectures of Greece. It is part of the Epirus periphery. Its capital is the city of Arta. It is located north of the Ambracian Gulf. Mountains surround the northeast with only one road linking into the Pineios valley and Thessaly, and low-land agricultural plains to its west. It is bounded by the prefectures of Preveza in the west, Ioannina to the north, Trikala in the east, Karditsa to the east and Aetolia-Acarnania to the south. The eastern boundary is formed by the Acheloos River and the western boundary up to near GR-5/GR-21 jct is the Louros River.

Much of the population lives in the west, in the Arachthos valley, the south and east of Arta, further southeast, the Athamanian mountains and the southeast with a few parts of the north are the least populated.

Geography

*Acheloos River
*Arachthos River
*Athamanian Mountains, situated in the northeast and is part of the Pindus ranges.
*Louros River.

The famous landmark which is over the Arachthos river is Arta's Old Bridge on its west side. The second famous is the ancient buildings. The downtown to its north is surrounded by a state highway.

History

The area around Arta joined with the rest of Greece in the 1880s and was the only part of Epirus that join the rest of Greece along with Thessaly.

Since 1996 or 1997 the bypass of Arta (GR-5) which will become Ionia Odos linking Albania and Athens via Patras opened. Construction began in 1995. It runs in much of the prefecture.

Transport

*Greek National Road 5/E55, S, Cen., W
*Greek National Road 21, W
*Greek National Road 30, Cen., E

Communications

Television

*Art TV

Municipalities and communities

See also: List of settlements in the Arta prefecture

porting teams

*Anagennisi Artas

External links

*http://www.nomarxia-artas.gr/index_en.php
*http://www.culture.gr/maps/ipiros/arta/arta.html
*http://www.bicepirus.gr/ris/prefectures/arta.html
*http://hellas.teipir.gr/prefectures/english/Artas/Artas.htm
*http://www.pickatrail.com/jupiter/location/europe/greece/arta.html
*http://www.alternativegreece.gr/WebForms/MemberDisplay.aspx?ID=63

Epirus: Arta
Ioannina
Preveza
Thesprotia

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