EPIRUS, «apiros chora»

Epirus, apiros chora (endless country). Located in the northwestern part of Greece, south of Albania, between the Ionian sea, the Pindos mountain - range and the Amvrakikos bay. Its area is approximately 10.000 km˛ and its population 350.000 inhabitants, 3,3% percentage of the total population. The 24% of the population is urban, the 9% semi-urban, and the 67% rural.

Epirus, by its location, has always been the linking bridge between the northwestern and southeastern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The incomparable beautiful stone bridges prove the economical role and indicate the economical culture of the region. Today, with an intermission that has been defined from the geopolitical conditions in the Balkans and the Eastern Europe , the bridges are renewed again with modern material.

Epirus comes to play the dynamic role that the fortune of its geography and the market determine.

The area is by its nature specialized - almost forced not to be able to produce anything other than excellent products (e.g. agricultural and animal production in ideally, regarding the health and taste, micro-terrain and microclimatological conditions).

Because its in fact a mercy that the herds - even those who are left - are not replaced by the ‘improved’ species of the rapidly, hormonally fatted animal, or that in these rivers - these in fact unique rivers - no chemicals ever run, and the earth was never covered with fertilizers.

Source: Region of Epirus, 1999

Source: Region of Epirus, 1999

GREECE
TOTAL POPULATION: 10.259.900
SURFACE: 131.957 km˛
CURRENCY*: DRACMA 300 DRACMA = 1 USD
323 DRACMA = 1 Euro
* The entrepreneur’s turnovers are estimated in dracmas
* Currency data: April 1999

Epirus, is regarded as a transporting node between Europe and East, because of its strategic location, the 2 main ports in Igoumenitsa and Preveza, the 2 airports in Ioannina and Aktio and the new Egnatia highway which connect North Greece from the one end to the other.

The economically active population in Epirus reaches 124.235 people and represents the 2,7% of the total human source of the country.

 

USEFUL LINKS

  • GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE REGION OF EPIRUS

BOREIOU HPEIROY 20
IOANNINA 45332
TEL: +30 651 44447
FAX: +30 651 444
e-mail: ggphp@otenet.gr

  • BIC OF EPIRUS (BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE OF EPIRUS)

12 OMISOU sq.
45332 IOANNINA
TEL: +30 651 44447
FAX: +30 651 44457
e-mail: bicepirus@ioa.forthnet.gr
web page: www.bicepirus.gr

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