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Aitolia-Acarnania

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Capital: Messolonghi
Peripheries West Greece <TR valign=top> Area: 5,447 km² Ranked 1st
Inhabitants: (1991),
230,688(2001)
Pop. density: inh./km² 2001
ISO 3166-2: GR-01
Name of inhabitants Aitolo-Acarnanians
Code for municipalities 02xx
Number of provinces 5
Number of municipalities 27
Area codes in Greece: 11+30-263x0
11+30-264x0
Car designation AI, Aetolia (Aitolia)
ME, Acarnania (Messolonghi)
Postal code: 30x xx
Website: www.aitoloakarnania.gr
(in Greek)
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Map of Greece highlighting the prefecture

Aitolia-Acarnania, (Greek: Αιτωλοακαρνανία) also Aetoloacarnania, rarely Aetolia and Acarnania or Aitoloakarnania is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is located in the western part of Greece. The prefecture is a combination of Aetolia and Acarnania. Its capital is Messolongi located in the south. The area is now connected with the Peloponnese peninsula with Rio-Antirio bridge. The surrounding prefectures are Arta in Epirus, a narrow length bordering Karditsa of Thessaly, Evrytania/Eurytania to the northeast and Phokida (Phokis) to the east. It is the largest prefecture in area in Greece.

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Geography

Mountains dominate the north, northeast, west and southeast especially the Acarnanian Mountains. The longest and main river is the Acheloos which ends as a delta in a wetlands in the southwest. The prefecture excludes islands lying in the west which belongs to the Kefallinia prefecture. There is one reservoir and a lake in the central part. Its mountains includes the Panaitoliko in the northeast and the Acarnanian Mountains where a spring water company was founded.

Climate

Its climate varies from hot summers to mild winters in the low lying areas, cool winters dominate the mountain areas while in the highest elevations, summers are cool and snow and cold weather dominate the winter months in the Panaitoliko.

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See also:

fi:Aitolia-Akarnania

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