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Zagori

Zagori (Greek: Ζαγόρι), is a region and a municipality in the Pindus mountains in Epirus, in northwestern Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Asprangeloi. It has an area of some 1,000 square kilometres and contains 45 villages known as Zagoria (or Zagorochoria or Zagorohoria), and is in the shape of an upturned equilateral triangle. The southern corner of the triangle contains the provincial capital, Ioannina, the south-western side is formed by Mount Mitsikeli (1,810m), and the Aoos river and Mount Tymfi constitute the northern side, and the south-eastern side runs along the Varda river to Mount Mavrovouni (2,100m) near Metsovo. The population of the area is about 6,000, which gives a population density of 6 inhabitants per square kilometre, compared to an average of 73.8 for Greece as a whole.

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Central Zagori
... Central Zagori (Greek Κεντρικό Ζαγόρι) is a former municipality in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece ... local government reform it is part of the municipality Zagori, of which it is a municipal unit ...
Skamneli - History
... Zagorisians was reformalised by a treaty signed in 1670, under which Zagori enjoyed considerable privileges called Surutia, which were only rescinded by the Sultan in 1868 ... arrived from Doliani, another village in Zagori, under their captain Douvlis and dispersed the bandits after killing Ali Chogmeno ... around Skamneli began to emigrate to other villages of Zagori (Tsepelovo, Vradeto and Negades) and also to Northern Epirus (modern Albania), in Karitsa, Molista ...
Kipoi, Ioannina - History and Culture
... Kipoi was once the centre of Zagori ... the people of Kipi demanded that Kipoi becomes the capital of Zagori, because it is the most central village and because it once was the "capital" ... of today, on the local road to central Zagori, just out of the village ...
Kato Pedina - History
... Most of the Zagori villages have Slavic names that were given to them during the Slavic raids ... it is one of the oldest villages in Zagori ... The settlement, as all Zagori villages, enjoyed a great growth after the 16th century ...
Vikos–Aoös National Park - Geography and Geology - Settlements
... All of these settlements, in the western part of the Zagori region, are sparsely populated with a total population of 1,515 people ... Historically, all the villages of the Zagori region were connected by a system of paths or small roads and they functioned more like a single entity rather than as separate communities ... The economic affluence of Zagori's past is still reflected in the architecture of the villages, while today the preservation of the local architectural legacy is enshrined in a law which dictates that all ...