Nafpaktia is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 38°23′N 21°49′E / 38.383°N 21.817°E / 38.383; 21.817
Administrative regionWestern Greece
Regional unitAetolia-Acarnania
 • MayorVasileios Gizas[1][2] (since 2019)
 • Municipality876.2 km2 (338.3 sq mi)
 • Municipality25,065
 • Density29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Nafpaktia (Greek: Ναυπακτία), Latinized Naupactia, is the historical name for the region around the port town of Nafpaktos (Naupactus) in Central Greece.

It is also the name of a municipality in the Aetolia-Acarnania regional unit, West Greece region, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Nafpaktos.[4] The municipality has an area of 876.209 km2.[5]


The municipality Nafpaktia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 6 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[4]


The province of Nafpaktia (Greek: Επαρχία Ναυπακτίας) was one of the provinces of the Aetolia-Acarnania Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Nafpaktia.[6] It was abolished in 2006.


Further information: Nafpaktia Mountains

The approximately 60 villages of the region are built at altitudes of 700 to 1,000 m (2,300–3,300 ft) and are located from 30 to 90 km (19–56 mi) away from Nafpaktos.

Villages include Elatou, built in a pine forest; Ano Chora, which used to be called Megali Lobotina and has a population of 30; and Katafygio, formerly Amorani, which is at an altitude of 650 m (2,130 ft) and is 33 km (21 mi) from Nafpaktos.


  1. ^ Municipality of Nafpaktia, Municipal elections – October 2023, Ministry of Interior
  2. ^ Δήμαρχος, Municipality of Nafpaktia. Retrieved 18 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Αποτελέσματα Απογραφής Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2021, Μόνιμος Πληθυσμός κατά οικισμό" [Results of the 2021 Population - Housing Census, Permanent population by settlement] (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 29 March 2024.
  4. ^ a b "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  5. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  6. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). (39 MB) (in Greek and French)