Provinces of Greece

The Province (Greek επαρχία, Eparchía ) was largely centralized authored Greece until the Greek government reform of 1997 ("Program Ioannis Kapodistrias " or Greek Σχέδιο Καποδίστρια, Schedio Capodistrian ) the local authority under the level of prefectures ( Nomi). Some communities were not part of a province, but in addition to the provinces directly subordinate to the prefecture. In the prefecture of Attica there was a large province, which included the capital Athens and its suburbs and extended beyond the borders of Attica prefecture districts. As part of the creation of numerous geographically large communities made ​​up of villages, the provinces lost their significance and were abolished in 1999. At the provincial level, there were 147 areas in detail:

¹ The municipalities Ydra and Samothrace were province - independent communities ² prefectures without further division into provinces ³ The Mount Athos enjoying internal autonomy under the sovereignty of the Greek State


  • Δήμοι και Κοινότητες της Ελλάδας ( Word document, 232 KB)
  • United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names: Administrative Division of Greece ( Working Paper N ° 95), New York 2000, ( PDF, 1.3 MB)
  • Political Structure (Greece )
  • List ( administrative units )
  • List ( Historical Geography )
  • Greek History ( Modern Times )
  • Former province (Greece )