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Vonitsa
Vonitsa
(Greek: Βόνιτσα) is a town in the northwestern part of Aetolia-Acarnania
Aetolia-Acarnania
in Greece, seat of the municipality of Aktio-Vonitsa. Population 4,916 (2011). The beach town is situated on the south coast of the Ambracian Gulf, and is dominated by a Venetian fortress on a hill. Vonitsa
Vonitsa
is 13 kilometres (8 miles) southeast of Preveza, 18 kilometres (11 miles) northeast of Lefkada (city)
Lefkada (city)
and 90 kilometres (56 miles) northwest of Agrinio. The Greek National Road 42 ( Lefkada
Lefkada
- Amfilochia) passes through Vonitsa.

Contents

1 Settlements 2 History 3 Population 4 International relations 5 See also 6 References

Settlements[edit]

Vonitsa
Vonitsa
proper Aktio, the ancient Actium Nea Kamarina

History[edit] Vonitsa
Vonitsa
is built near the site of ancient Anactorium, an important city of Acarnania, founded by the Corinthians in 630 BC. Like the other cities of Acarnania, it went into decline when the Romans founded Nicopolis
Nicopolis
on the other side of the Ambracian Gulf
Ambracian Gulf
after the Battle of Actium, and forced its inhabitants to move to that city. Vonitsa
Vonitsa
was founded during Byzantine rule. Vonitsa
Vonitsa
was controlled by the Republic of Venice
Republic of Venice
between 1684 and 1797. After the Greek War of Independence, the town became a part of Greece
Greece
in 1832. Population[edit]

Year Town Community

1981 3,836 -

1991 4,037 -

2001 3,840 4,081

2011 4,703 4,916

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Greece Vonitsa
Vonitsa
is twinned with:

Połaniec, Poland
Poland
since 2001.[2]

See also[edit]

List of settlements in Aetolia-Acarnania

References[edit]

^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.  ^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

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Subdivisions of the municipality of Aktio-Vonitsa

Municipal unit of Anaktorio

Agios Nikolaos Drymos Monastiraki Paliampela Thyrio Vonitsa

Municipal unit of Medeon

Achyra Aetos Katouna Kompoti Konopina Tryfos

Municipal unit of Palairos

Palairos Peratia Pl

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