Peta, Greece

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Peta is located in Greece
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Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Arta
Municipality Nikolaos Skoufas
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,904
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΑΤ

Peta (Greek: Πέτα) is a town and a former municipality in the Arta regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nikolaos Skoufas, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[2] Population 4,904 (2001). In 2001 its population was 1,916 for the town, 3,896 for the community and 4,904 for the municipal unit. Peta is located north of Amfilochia, northeast of Arta, south-southeast of Ioannina and east of Preveza. The Arachthos River and its reservoir lies to the northwest.


The municipal unit Peta is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

  • Peta (Peta, Agios Dimitrios, Amfithea, Ano Agioi Anargyroi, Kleisto, Neochoraki, Pournari)
  • Markiniada (Markiniada, Diasella, Zygos, Megkla, Melates)
  • Megarchi


Year Village population Municipal district population Municipality population
1981 - 3,515 -
1991 1,807 - 4,771
2001 1,916 3,896 4,904


Peta was ruled by the Ottomans with some interruption, the town was affected by the Greek War of Independence and lost their victory to become a part of Greece. The Turks recaptured the village and continued ruling the region until 1881 with a brief Greek occupation in the 1850s but it was reconquered.

Peta finally joined Greece during the liberation of the modern southeastern Arta which included most of Thessaly that ended the Ottoman Turkish rule in 1881. The tract of land northwest of Peta remained in Ottoman hands until the Balkan Wars of 1913. Its economy slowly improved.

Notable people

External links


  1. De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)