West Greece

West Greece

Infobox Peri GR
name = West Greece
name_local = Περιφέρεια Δυτικής Ελλάδος

prefec = Achaea
capital = Patras
population = 753267
population_as_of = 2005
area = 11350
website = [http://www.westerngreece.gr/ www.westerngreece.gr]

West Greece is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece. It is divided into the prefectures of Achaea, Aetolia-Acarnania and Elis.

Its climate has hot summers and mild winters. Sunny days dominate during the summer months in areas within the beaches and partially cloudy and rainy in the mountains. Snow is very common during the winter in the mountains of Erymanthus, Panachaicus and Aroania. Winter high temperatures are around the 10°C mark throughout the low lying areas.

Major communities

*Agrínio (Αγρίνιο)
*Aígio (Αίγιο)
*Amaliáda (Αμαλιάδα)
*Patras (Πάτρα)
*Pýrgos (Πύργος)

External links

* [http://www.ditikiellada.gov.gr/ Official website] (in Greek)

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