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History of Administrative Jurisdictions

"The first administrative division of Greece took place on 3 April 1833. The land was divided in ten nomos [county], which were divided in 42 eparhia [district], and those in turn were divided into several dimos [municipality]. Subsequently the administrative structure of Greece went through many changes during the years. The most extensive changes took place in 1912, and 1999.

"Not only boundaries but also names of counties have changed. Some counties were divided in two, as is the county Argolidokorinthiaswhich became the county Argolidosand county Korinthias. Today there are 52 nomos in Greece. Each nomos is divided into several eparhias. Each eparhia [district], is divided in several dimos [municipality]. Each dimos governs several towns. Before 1999 the large towns and cities were governed by a Mayor who was the head of a dimos [municipality], and the smaller towns were governed by a community president who was the head of a koinotis [community]. In 1999 the following changes occurred: 1) The“communities” were dissolved, 2) the boundaries and the names of the “municipalities” have changed, 3) the locations of the Town Halls were changed."

Municipality Contact Information

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  2. Click on a county (nomos).
  3. Click on a municipality.

List and Map of Former Provinces

Some genealogy records are filed and organized by province. Others are arranged by county (nomos).
The provinces of Greece ("eparchy") were sub-divisions of some of the country's county (nomos)s. From 1887, the provinces were abolished as actual administrative units, but were retained for some state services, especially finance services and education, as well as for electoral purposes. The provinces were finally abolished after the 2006 local elections, as part of the wide-ranging administrative reform known as the "Kapodistrias Project", and replaced by enlarged municipalities (demoi).

This is a list of the former provinces of Greece and their capitals, sorted by county (nomos), as they stood in 1991:

Achaea

  • Aigialeia Province - Aigio
  • Kalavryta Province - Kalavryta
  • Patras Province - Patras

Aetolia-Acarnania

  • Missolonghi Province - Missolonghi
  • Nafpaktia Province - Nafpaktos
  • Trichonida Province - Agrinio
  • Valtos Province - Amfilochia
  • Vonitsa-Xiromero Province - Vonitsa

Arcadia

  • Gortynia Province - Dimitsana
  • Kynouria Province - Leonidio
  • Mantineia Province - Tripoli
  • Megalopoli Province - Megalopoli

Argolis

  • Argos Province - Argos
  • Ermionida Province - Kranidi
  • Nafplia Province - Nafplio

Arta County (Nomos): no provinces
Athens County (Nomos): no provinces
Boeotia

  • Thebes Province - Thebes (Thiva)
  • Livadeia Province - Livadeia

Chalkidiki

  • Arnaia Province - Arnaia
  • Chalkidiki Province - Polygyros

Chania County (Nomos)

  • Apokoronas Province - Vamos
  • Kissamos Province - Kissamos
  • Kydonia Province - Chania
  • Selino Province - Kandanos
  • Sfakia Province - Chora Sfakion

Chios County (Nomos): no provinces
Corfu County (Nomos) (Kerkyra)

  • Corfu Province - Corfu
  • Paxoi Province - Gaios

Corinthia: no provinces
Cyclades County (Nomos)

  • Andros Province - Andros
  • Kea Province - Ioulis
  • Milos Province - Milos
  • Naxos Province - Naxos (city)
  • Syros Province - Ermoupoli
  • Paros Province - Paros
  • Thira Province - Santorini
  • Tinos Province - Tinos (town)

Dodecanese County (Nomos)

  • Kalymnos Province - Kalymnos
  • Karpathos Province - Karpathos
  • Kos Province - Kos
  • Rhodes Province - Rhodes

Drama County (Nomos): no provinces
East Attica

  • Attica Province (part)

Elis County (Nomos)

  • Elis Province - Pyrgos
  • Olympia Province - Andritsaina

Euboea County (Nomos)

  • Chalcis Province - Chalcis
  • Istiaia Province - Istiaia
  • Karystia Province - Karystos

Evros County (Nomos)

  • Alexandroupoli Province - Alexandroupoli
  • Didymoteicho Province - Didymoteicho
  • Orestiada Province - Orestiada
  • Samothrace Province - Samothrace
  • Soufli Province - Soufli

Evrytania: no provinces
Florina County (Nomos): no provinces
Heraklion County (Nomos)

  • Kainourgio Province - Moires
  • Malevizi Province - Agios Myronas
  • Monofatsi Province - Pyrgos
  • Pediada Province - Kastelli
  • Pyrgiotissa Province - Voroi
  • Temenos Province - Heraklion
  • Viannos Province - Pefkos

Grevena County (Nomos): no provinces
Imathia

  • Imathia Province - Veroia
  • Naousa Province - Naousa

Ioannina County (Nomos)

  • Dodoni Province - Ioannina
  • Konitsa Province - Konitsa
  • Metsovo Province - Metsovo
  • Pogoni Province - Delvinaki

Kastoria County (Nomos): no provinces
Kavala County (Nomos)

  • Kavala Province - Kavala
  • Nestos Province - Chrysoupoli
  • Pangaio Province - Eleftheroupoli
  • Thasos Province - Thasos (town)

Kefallinia County (Nomos)

  • Ithaca Province - Ithaca
  • Kranaia Province - Argostoli
  • Pali Province - Lixouri
  • Sami Province - Sami

Karditsa County (Nomos): no provinces
Kilkis County (Nomos)

  • Kilkis Province - Kilkis
  • Paionia Province - Goumenissa

Kozani County (Nomos)

  • Kozani Province - Kozani
  • Eordaia Province - Ptolemaida
  • Voio Province - Siatista

Laconia

  • Epidavros Limira - Molaoi
  • Gytheio Province - Gytheio
  • Lacedaemon Province - Sparti
  • Oitylo Province - Areopoli

Larissa County (Nomos)

  • Agia Province - Agia
  • Elassona Province - Elassona
  • Farsala Province - Farsala
  • Larissa Province - Larissa
  • Tyrnavos Province - Tyrnavos

Lasithi

  • Ierapetra Province - Ierapetra
  • Lasithi Province - Tzermiado
  • Mirampello Province - Neapoli
  • Siteia Province - Siteia

Lefkada County (Nomos): no provinces
Lesbos County (Nomos)

  • Lemnos Province - Myrina
  • Mithymna Province - Mithymna
  • Mytilene Province - Mytilene
  • Plomari Province - Plomari

Magnesia County (Nomos)

  • Almyros Province - Almyros
  • Skopelos Province - Skopelos
  • Volos Province - Volos

Messenia

  • Kalamai Province - Kalamata
  • Messini Province - Messini
  • Pylia Province - Pylos
  • Trifylia Province - Kyparissia

Pella County (Nomos)

  • Almopia Province - Aridaia
  • Edessa Province - Edessa
  • Giannitsa Province - Giannitsa

Phocis

  • Dorida Province - Lidoriki
  • Parnassida Province - Amfissa

Phthiotis

  • Domokos Province - Domokos
  • Locris Province - Atalanti
  • Phthiotis Province - Lamia

Pieria County (Nomos): no provinces
Piraeus County (Nomos)

  • Aegina Province - Aegina
  • Cythera Province - Cythera
  • Hydra Province - Hydra
  • Piraeus Province
  • Troizinia Province - Poros

Preveza County (Nomos): no provinces
Rethymno County (Nomos)

  • Agios Vasileios Province - Spili
  • Amari Province - Amari
  • Mylopotamos Province - Perama
  • Rethymno Province - Rethymno

Rhodope County (Nomos)

  • Komotini Province - Komotini
  • Sapes Province - Sapes

Samos County (Nomos)

  • Ikaria Province - Agios Kirykos
  • Samos Province - Samos

Serres County (Nomos)

  • Fyllida Province - Nea Zichni
  • Serres Province - Serres
  • Sintiki Province - Sidirokastro
  • Visaltia Province - Nigrita

Thesprotia

  • Filiates Province - Filiates
  • Thyamida Province - Igoumenitsa
  • Margariti Province - Margariti
  • Souli Province - Paramythia

Thessaloniki County (Nomos)

  • Thessaloniki Province - Thessaloniki
  • Lagkadas Province - Lagkadas

Trikala County (Nomos)

  • Trikala Province - Trikala
  • Kalambaka Province - Kalambaka

West Attica

  • Attica Province (part)
  • Megaris Province - Megara

Xanthi County (Nomos): no provinces
Zakynthos: no provinces

Provinces of Greece, Wikipedia

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