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Zitsa municipality
Zitsa municipality
Zitsa is located in Greece
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Ioannina
 • Municipality 566.3 km2 (218.6 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 65.9 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 14,766
 • Municipality density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 1,332
 • Municipal unit density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
 • Population 676
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΙΝ

Zitsa (Greek: Ζίτσα) is a village and a municipality in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Eleousa.[2]


The present municipality Zitsa was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):[2]

  • Ekali (Asfaka, Vatatades, Vlachatano, Gavrisioi, Ligopsa, Metamorfosi, Petsali)
  • Evrymenes (Delvinakopoulo, Klimatia, Kokkinochoma, Lefkothea, Paliouri, Raiko, Soulopoulo, Vasilopoulo)
  • Molossoi (Aetopetra, Chinka, Despotiko, Dovla, Ekklisochori, Foteino, Giourganista, Granitsa, Granitsopoula, Grimpovo, Kalochori, Kourenta, Polydoro, Radovizi, Rizo, Vereniki, Voutsaras, Vrosina, Vrysoula, Zalongo)
  • Pasaronas (Agios Ioannis, Anargyroi, Ano Lapsista, Eleousa, Grammeno, Kato Lapsista, Lofiskos, Lyngos, Mega Gardiki, Neochori, Peratis, Petralona, Polylofo, Rodotopi, Vageniti, Vounoplagia, Zoodochos)
  • Zitsa (Dafnofyto, Karitsa, Lithino, Protopappas, Zitsa)

Notable people

  • Jeremias I (16th century), Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Dimitrios Zitsaios, benefactor
  • Dimitrios Sarros (1870–1938), writer
  • Chrisanthi Zitsaia (1903–1995), writer


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  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
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