Peta, Greece

Peta (Greek: Πέτα) is a town and a former municipality in the Arta regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nikolaos Skoufas, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 105.571 km2.[3] In 2011 its population was 1,563 for the town, 4,105 for the community and 4,781 for the municipal unit. Peta is located north of Amfilochia, northeast of Arta, south-southeast of Ioannina and east of Preveza. The Arachthos River and its reservoir lies to the northwest.

Peta
Πέτα
Peta is located in Greece
Peta
Peta
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 39°10′N 21°02′E / 39.167°N 21.033°E / 39.167; 21.033Coordinates: 39°10′N 21°02′E / 39.167°N 21.033°E / 39.167; 21.033
CountryGreece
Administrative regionEpirus
Regional unitArta
MunicipalityNikolaos Skoufas
 • Municipal unit105.6 km2 (40.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
4,781
 • Municipal unit density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Community
 • Population4,105 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΑΤ

SubdivisionsEdit

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

  • Peta (Peta, Agios Dimitrios, Amfithea, Ano Agioi Anargyroi, Kleisto, Neochoraki, Pournari)
  • Markiniada (Markiniada, Diasella, Zygos, Megkla, Melates)
  • Megarchi

PopulationEdit

Year Village population Community population Municipal unit population
1981 - 3,515 -
1991 1,807 - 4,771
2001 1,916 3,896 4,904
2011 1,563 4,105 4,781

HistoryEdit

The battle of Peta took place in 1822 during the Greek War of Independence. The Ottoman ruled the region until 1881. The tract of land northwest of Peta remained in Ottoman hands until the Balkan Wars of 1913. Its economy slowly improved. The Battle of Peta is a milestone in the history of Europe, because for the first time European citizens from many different countries, who had been hostile to each other until then, came together to fight under the same flag for the same common values ​​that make up the European civilisation. They are called Philhellenes (meaning: friends of Greeks).

Notable peopleEdit

MonumentsEdit

A memorial monument of the Battle of Peta is located on a cliff. The Holy Church of Saint George was built in 1850 and has been characterized as a protected monument.[4]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ "ΔΙΑΡΚΗΣ ΚΑΤΑΛΟΓΟΣ ΚΗΡΥΓΜΕΝΩΝ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΩΝ ΧΩΡΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΝΗΜΕΙΩΝ". listedmonuments.culture.gr. Retrieved 2022-02-10.