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Valtos Province

Valtos Province
Επαρχία Βάλτου
Province of Greece
2006
Capital Amfilochia
History
 •  Established Enter start date
 •  Law 2539/1997 2006

Valtos Province (Greek: Επαρχία Βάλτου) is one of the five former provinces of Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece. It lies in the northern part of Aetolia-Acarnania. Its capital was Amfilochia. The Acheloos River was the border of the province to Evrytania. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Amfilochia and the municipal unit Stratos.[1] It was abolished in 2006. During Ottoman rule, the region of Valtos (which means "swamp" in Greek) was a safe haven for bandits and brigands. During the struggle for the liberation of Greece Valtos contributed many fighters and leaders to the Greek Revolution.

References

  1. ^ Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)

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