Valtos Province

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Valtos Province
Επαρχία Βάλτου
Province of Greece
2006
Capital Amfilochia
History
 •  Established Enter start date
 •  Law 2539/1997 2006

Valtos Province (Greek: Επαρχία Βάλτου) is one of the five former provinces of Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece. It lies in the northern part of Aetolia-Acarnania. Its capital was Amfilochia. The Acheloos River was the border of the province to Evrytania. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Amfilochia and the municipal unit Stratos.[1] It was abolished in 2006. During Ottoman rule, the region of Valtos (which means "swamp" in Greek) was a safe haven for bandits and brigands. During the struggle for the liberation of Greece Valtos contributed many fighters and leaders to the Greek Revolution.

References

  1. Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (Greek) (French)