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Amphissa redirects here, for the ancient town near today's Roccella Ionica, see Amphissa, Italy Roccella Ionica (also known as Roccella Jonica or simply as Roccella) is a town with approximately 6700 inhabitants, located on the Ionian Sea in Calabria, Italy. ...

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Prefecture: Phokida (capital)
Province: Parnassida (capital)
Location:
Latitude:
Longitude:

38.021 (38°31'21") N lat.
24.012 (24°22'33") E long.
Population: (1991)
 - Total
 - Density
 - Rank

 8,611

 -/km
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:

about 100 m
about 180 m(centre)
northern part
Postal code: 331 00
Area/distance code: 11-(00)30-22650-2
Municipal code: 5101
Car designation: AM (Amfissa)
3-letter abbreviation: AMS Amfissa
Address of administration: 17 Episkopou Filotheou Street
Amfissa 331 00
Website: www.amfissa.gr
(in Greek)

Amfissa (Greek: Άμφισσα), other form: Amfissa, Latin: Amphissa is a town and the capital of the Phokida prefecture and the Parnassida province with the population around 10,000. In the medieval times until the 1800s, the area was known as Salona (Σάλωνα). Amfissa is linked with GR-27 and the old GR-48 linking to Lidoriki. Amfissa sits on the edge of the northern part of the Crisaean plain. The mountains cover the west, further east with the view of the Parnassos mountains and the Gkiona to the north. Farmlands lies to the south. Forests surround the town. Amfissa is located S of Lamia, NW of Livadeia and Delphi, 13 km N of Itea, ENE of Nafpaktos and E of Lidoriki. Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos): External link Map Categories: Lists of subnational entities | Prefectures of Greece ... Phocis (Greek, Modern: Φωκίδα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -s, also Phokida, Phokis) is an ancient district of central Greece. ... Here are a lists of the provinces (Greek: επαρχεία, eparcheia fr. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Greece. ... The National Statistical Service of Greece (NSSG) is a General Secretariat of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance with more than 1100 employees. ... The Greek car license plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (f. ... Phocis (Greek, Modern: Φωκίδα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -s, also Phokida, Phokis) is an ancient district of central Greece. ... Greece Interstate 27 is a highway linking Itea, Amfissa and Lamia. ... Greece Interstate 48 is a highway in Western and Central Greece. ... Mount Parnassus (also Mount Parnassos) is a mountain in central Greece that towers above Delphi. ... There are several different meanings of Lamia. ... The amphitheater, seen from above Delphi (Chech Δελφοί - Delphoi) is an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece. ... There are things that have the name Itea (Greek ιτέα, for willow): Itea, including Itea virginica, the scientific name of Virginia Sweetspire. ... Naupactus is also a scientific name, see Naupactus (beetle) Nafpaktos, Latin: Naupactus or Naupactos (Italian, Lepanto; modern Greek, Ναύπακτος, rarely Epakto), is a town in the nomarchy of Acarnania and Aetolia, Greece, situated on a bay on the north side of the straits of Lepanto. ...


Amfissa dates back to ancient times. Amfissa once served as a city-state and was the important city in Locris. Amfissa was ruled by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Franks and the Ottomans before joining Greece in 1821. During the Greek War of Independence, Amfissa was liberated by soldiers including Salonon Isaias, Athanasios Diakos, Odysseas Androutsos, Panourgias Dyvouniotis, Trakas, Gkouras, Mitropoulos and more. The anniversary of the seizure of the castle from the Greeks (April 10, 1821) celebrated with every occasion every year from the residents of the city. Amfissa formerly served as a capital of the Eastern Terrestrial Greece. Locris was a region of ancient Greece, made up of two districts. ... The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus). ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ... Statue of Charlemagne (also called Karl der Große, Charles the Great) in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (Ottoman Turkish for the Eternal State) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Constantinople (Ä°stanbul) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution of 1821, was a war against the Ottoman Empire for independence, which started that year. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Many inhabitants are farmers that mainly produce olives. Olives and dairy including goat milk which makes Amfissa the number one production in Greece. Most of the farms are pastures and olive groves and is nicknamed the "Olive Groves of Greece" which is protected as the places of Delphian Landscape. For the Italian political alliance see Olive Tree, and the color, olive (color). ...

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Culture

The city has many legacies from benefactors which left the properties to thge most famous including Markidis, Giagtzis, Stallos, etc. In the city operates an odeon, a chorus, a presentative library, a children's library and public philharmonic with large presentations. The Odeon was a building used for musical performance is Athens built in the 5th century BC. Hence, any building in ancient Greece or the ancient Roman Empire was called an odeon. ... In classical music a chorus is any substantial group of performers in a play, revue, musical or opera who act more or less as one. ...


Sites of interest

Landmarks includes the Frankish castle named Orias, museums and art museums including the Archaeological Museum of Amfissa and the library with rare books. Amfissa also has a unified lyceum, T.E.I, I.E.K (an affiliate of TEI in Lamia) Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Other

Amfissa has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, churches, a post office, beaches and squares (plateies) including one intersecting GR-27 and the old GR-48. Plateia (πλατεία) is the Greek word for town square. ...


Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population
1981 7,156 - -
1991 7,189 33/0.04% 9,469

1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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See also:

Municipalities of Phokida
Amfissa | Delphi | Desfina | Efpalio | Galaxidi | Gravia | Itea | Kalioi | Lidoriki | Parnassos | Tolofona | Vardousia
Provinces of Phokida
Dorida | Parnassida (1/2 provinces listed here)

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Amfissa at AllExperts (486 words)
The town of Amfissa (Greek: Άμφισσα, Latin: Amphissa) is the capital of the prefecture of Phocis and the province of Parnassida in the so-called Roumelia.
Amfissa sits on the northern edge of the farmlands of the Crisaean plain.
Amfissa is located S of Lamia, NW of Livadeia and Delphi, 13 km N of the port of Itea, ENE of Nafpaktos and E of Lidoriki.
Amfissa - Phantis (368 words)
Amfissa (Greek: Άμφισσα), other form: Amphissa is a town and the capital of the Phocis prefecture and the Parnassida province with the population around 10,000.
Amfissa is located S of Lamia, NW of Livadeia and Delphi, 13 km N of Itea, ENE of Nafpaktos and E of Lidoriki.
Amfissa was ruled by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders and the Ottomans before joining Greece in 1821.
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