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Epirus

BACKGROUND

Information: a region.

Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, now shared between Greece and Albania. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, stretching from the Bay of Vlorë and the Acroceraunian mountains in the north to the Ambracian Gulf and the ruined Roman city of Nicopolis in the south. It is currently divided between the region of Eprius in northwestern Greece and the counties of Gjirokastër, Vlorë, and Berat in southern Albania.

Following the Balkan Wars and World War I, southern Epirus became part of Greece, while northern Epirus became part of Albania.

Languages: Greek, Albanian, Vlach

Religion: Greek Orthodoxy,


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