Preveza is a city capital of the synonymous prefectures of Greece. It is within the Epirus periphery. It is one of the prefectures that have no provinces. The city and the district has been planning a bridge which will connect traffic between Preveza and Thesprotia and Lefkada and western Aetolia in Aetoloacarnania because the ferry route is short. Preveza lies near the western part of the Ambracian Gulf.
The population of the municipality was 19605 in 2001.
Preveza, Google Earth
Place also of the Battle of Actium 2 September 31 BC
The district (prefecture) contains valleys, hills to its north and Nicopolis. The mountains of Xerovouno (Greek for the dry mountain) is in the extreme northeast.
Preveza was founded probably in the 11th century. It was part of the Despotat of Epirus. In 1449 it was part of the Ottoman Empire. In 1500 it was conquered by the Venetians, 30 years later again the Ottomans were able to gain the control. From 1718 to 1797 Preveza was again ruled by the Venetians, for a short time by France and then by Ali Pasha and the Ottomans again until finally it was liberated 21 October 1912 by the Greek army.
Greece Interstate 5/E55, E, NE
Greek Flags in Preveza after the Liberation, October 1912
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Municipalities and communities
Division of the municipality of Preveza (population 19605 in 2001), (Δ.δ. : municipal department)