Vitsi (Greek: Βίτσι) is a former municipality in Kastoria regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kastoria, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It takes its name from Mount Vitsi which is the highest point within the municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 135.028 km2.[3] The population is 1,275 (2011). It includes the villages of Sidirochori (Σιδηροχώρι), Foteini (Φωτεινή), Metamorfosi (Μεταμόρφωση), Toichio (Τοιχιό), Vyssinia (Βυσσινιά), Oxya (Οξυά), Polykerasos (Πολυκέρασος) and Poimeniko (Ποιμενικό). The village of Poimeniko has no permanent residents anymore. The seat of the municipality was in Toichio.

Vitsi

Βίτσι
National Road through Vitsi (Verno) Mountain
National Road through Vitsi (Verno) Mountain
Vitsi is located in Greece
Vitsi
Vitsi
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 40°35′N 21°18′E / 40.583°N 21.300°E / 40.583; 21.300Coordinates: 40°35′N 21°18′E / 40.583°N 21.300°E / 40.583; 21.300
CountryGreece
Administrative regionWest Macedonia
Regional unitKastoria
MunicipalityKastoria
 • Municipal unit135.0 km2 (52.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
1,275
 • Municipal unit density9.4/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationKT

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.