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Igoumenitsa (Greek: Ηγουμενίτσα - Igoumenítsa) is a city in north-western Greece. It is the capital of the prefecture Thesprotia.
In ancient times Igoumenitsa was known as Titani, (Gitani, Gitana, Goumani) and was one of the most important towns of the kingdom of Thesprotis during the 4th century BC, covering 28 hectares. The circumference of its walls was 2,400 metres. The walls had four gates. Internal walls, in the shape of a sickle, divided the city in half. Its most noteworthy tower, located at the top of the hill, was round, and is thought to have been a religious sanctuary. Excavations have revealed a theatre which seats 2,500 and ruins of two temples.
The city was a meeting place of the Epirote League (Livy 42.38.1). A spur near Philiates between the Kalamas River, the acropolis had a fine semicircular tower. A small theater, towers, and gateways which are still visible. The Kalamas may have been navigable to this point. The city was destroyed by the Romans in 167 BC and later on it was annexed into the Roman Empire.
Igoumenitsa was until 1913 part of Turkey. It was a small village until it was declared as the capital of Thesprotia in 1936. It was destroyed 1944by the Germans during the withdrawal .Igoumenitsa was rebuild complete as a modern city.
Only small ships could visit the harbour of Igoumenitsa until the Middle of the 60s. Today the Harbour is one of the greatest in Greece.
39° 30' 14" N 20° 15' 56" E
The climate except for temperatures are almost as the same as Bergen, Norway (2,250 mm, 2 of the 3 rainy days). The average rainfall in Igoumenitsa is around 1,100 mm while in Athens it is only 380 mm; in Crete, the famous tourist resort and southern port of Europe, it is 640 mm, and in Ioannina 1,300 mm.
The temperature table are dated as of 2005.
The water is safe for swimming between the months of May to November, that's only half a year.
In 2005, the town had 65 rainy days, the summer had 4 rainy days with 10 hours of mix of sun and clouds each day. The last 25 years, the lowest temperature was -9°C and the highest was 43°C.
Division of the municipality of Igoumenitsa (population 14710 in 2001):