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Boeotia Prefecture

Boeotia (Greek: Βοιωτία; -Voiotía, also Viotía) is one of the prefectures of Greece. It is within the Central Greece periphery, and its area was known in ancient times. Its capital is Livadeia, the second largest city being Thebes, and the area has access to the island of Euboea via two bridges : one that runs through Chalcis, and another bypassing it with a further road via Athens. Its bounding prefectures are Phocis in the west, Phthiotis to the north and northwest, Euboea in the east via a bay and a gulf, and Attica to the south.

It has two lakes located in the northeast; one, in 2002, revealed a lost village.

Geography

Its geography includes part of the Parnitha ranges in the southwest , with a huge mining area in the southeast and mountains in the south, including Helicon ; more cover the west, including mount Parnassus, where the prefecture's only ski resort is located ; and more again in the north, with a few forests and hills in the east. Its longest river, the Cephissus, lies in the central part, where most of the low-lying areas of Boeotia are to be found. Two lakes lie to the northeast, and have been considered a wetland.

Climate

Its climate ranges from hot summers to mild-to-cool winters, while the northern and eastern part are often more likely to experience cloud during the later part of the day. Stronger winter conditions are very common in areas higher than 1,000 m, and summer here is a little cooler than in the low-lying areas.

History

For history before the prefecture, see the Boeotia article.

Transport

Municipalities and communities

Municipality YPES code Seat (if different) Postal code
Akraifnia 0801 Akraifnio 322 00
Aliartos 0802 322 01
Arachova 0804 320 04
Chaironeia 0820 321 00
Davleia 0806 320 08
Dervenochori 0807 Pyli 190 12
Distomo 0808 320 05
Koroneia 0812 Agios Georgios 320 07
Livadeia 0814 321 00
Oinofyta 0815 320 11
Orchomenos 0816 323 00
Plataies 0817 Kaparelli 322 00
Schimatari 0818 320 09
Tanagra 0819 Arma 320 09
Thebes 0810 322 00
Thespies 0809 320 02
Thisvi 0811 Domvraina 320 10
Vagia 0805 320 02
Community YPES code Seat (if different) Postal code
Antikyra 0803 320 12
Kyriaki 0813 320 06

See also: List of settlements in the Boeotia prefecture

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