Coordinates: 38°51′N 21°10′E / 38.850°N 21.167°E / 38.850; 21.167Coordinates: 38°51′N 21°10′E / 38.850°N 21.167°E / 38.850; 21.167
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Aetolia-Acarnania
  Municipality 1,091.0 km2 (421.2 sq mi)
  Municipal unit 397.9 km2 (153.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Municipality 17,056
  Municipality density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
  Municipal unit 10,264
  Municipal unit density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
  Population 4,325 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 305 00
Area code(s) 26420

Amfilochia (Greek: Αμφιλοχία) is a town and a municipality in the northwestern part of Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece, on the site of ancient Amfilochia. Under the Ottoman Empire, it was known as Karvasaras (Καρβασαράς; from caravanserai).

Amfilochia is situated by the Ambracian Gulf and features an amphitheatre. Amfilochia dates back to the ancient times and also features the ancient cities of Amphilochian Argos and Limnaia (or Limnea).


The municipality Amfilochia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

The municipality has an area of 1090.991 km2, the municipal unit 397.879 km2.[3]


The municipal unit of Amfilochia is divided into the following communities:


Year Town Community Municipal unit Municipality
1981 - 6,637 - -
1991 4,392 - 13,711 -
2001 4,119 4,681 12,834 -
2011 3,827 4,325 10,264 17,056



Amfilochia port at night

Amfilochia is linked with the GR-5 (E55 and E951, Antirrio - Messolonghi - Ioannina) and is also linked with the GR-42 serving the extreme northwestern parts including Vonitsa, Preveza and the entire island of Lefkada. Amfilochia will be linked with the Ionia Odos. Amfilochia is not linked with a railway.

Notable people

See also

A part of this article is translated from the German Wikipedia


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

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