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Kompoti (Greek: Κομπότι /kobóti/) is a village and a former municipality in the Arta peripheral unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nikolaos Skoufas, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Its 2001 population was 2,128 for the town, 2,385 for the community and 3,485 for the municipal unit. The Greek National Road 5/E55 connects Kompoti with Messolonghi to the south and Arta and Ioannina to the north. Kompoti is located north of Amfilochia and Agrinio, east-northeast of Preveza and southeast of Arta. The Ambracian Gulf is to the south.


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Division of the municipality

Foteino (*)

Foteino (*)


Population
Year Village Municipal district Municipality
1981 2,002 - -
1991 2,050 - 3,287
2001 2,128 2,357 3,485

History

Kompoti did not join Greece until 1881. Its economy slowly improved after the end of the Turkish rule over the modern southeastern Arta and later Epirus.

Other

Kompoti has a few schools, a lyceum (middle school), a gymnasium (secondary school) a few churches, banks, a post office, and a square (plateia), its nearest hospital and university are in the city of Ioannina.

Kompoti is also the birtplace of Nikolaos Skoufas (Greek: Νικόλαος Σκουφάς), one of the founders of Filiki Eteria meaning Society of Friends in Greek, which was a secret organization working in the early 19th century, whose purpose was to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece and to establish an independent Greek state.

Municipalities and communities of the Arta Prefecture

Agnanta | Amvrakikos | Arachthos | Arta | Athamania | Filothei | Georgios Karaiskakis | Irakleia | Kompoti | Peta | Tetrafylia | Vlacherna | Xirovouni

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