Vovousa (Greek: Βοβούσα or Βωβούσα; Aromanian: Bãiasa, Baiesa, Baiasa) is a village and a former community in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Zagori, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 51.029 km2.[3] It is one of the original Zagori villages.[4] Population 115 (2011).[1] Vovousa is a traditional Aromanian settlement.

Vovousa
Βοβούσα or Βωβούσα
View of Vovousa
View of Vovousa
Vovousa is located in Greece
Vovousa
Vovousa
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 39°56′N 21°03′E / 39.933°N 21.050°E / 39.933; 21.050Coordinates: 39°56′N 21°03′E / 39.933°N 21.050°E / 39.933; 21.050
CountryGreece
Administrative regionEpirus
Regional unitIoannina
MunicipalityZagori
 • Municipal unit51.029 km2 (19.702 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
115
 • Municipal unit density2.3/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΙΝ

GeographyEdit

Vovousa is located on the river Vjosa and is one of the easternmost villages of Zagori. It is also located near the National Park of Valia Kalda. The single-arched stone bridge of Misios was built in 1748 with a donation by Alexis Mitsios from Vitsa.[5]

HistoryEdit

Vovousa was considered among the largest villages in Zagori.[6] Most of its inhabitants moved in the 19th century to the vicinity of Serres in Macedonia.[6][page needed] The village was burnt by the Germans on 23 October 1943.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ A. Kathareios (Inspector of the 1st educational region of Epirus) Report of Inspection of Zagorohoria in 1913
  5. ^ Βασίλης Μηνακάκης (2006). Ζαγοροχώρια. Explorer. p. 139. It is also located near the National Park of Valia Kalda. The single-arched stone bridge of Mitsios was built in 1748 with a donation by Alexis Mitsios from Vitsa
  6. ^ a b Λαμπρίδης Ιωάννης "Ζαγοριακά", Τυπογραφείον Αυγής, Αθήνα, 1870
  7. ^ Βασίλης Μηνακάκης (2006). Ζαγοροχώρια. Explorer. p. 139. The village was burnt by the Germans on 23 October 1943

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