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Boeotia ( ; -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 Livadeiamarker, the second largest city being Thebesmarker, and the area has access to the island of Euboeamarker via two bridges : one that runs through Chalcismarker, and another bypassing it with a further road via Athensmarker. Its bounding prefectures are Phocismarker in the west, Phthiotismarker to the north and northwest, Euboea in the east via a bay and a gulf, and Atticamarker to the south.

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


Its geography includes part of the Parnithamarker ranges in the southwest , with a huge mining area in the southeast and mountains in the south, including Heliconmarker ; 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.


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.


For history before the prefecture, see the Boeotia article.


Municipalities and communities

Municipality YPES code Seat (if different) Postal code
Akraifniamarker 0801 Akraifnio 322 00
Aliartosmarker 0802 322 01
Arachovamarker 0804 320 04
Chaironeiamarker 0820 321 00
Davleiamarker 0806 320 08
Dervenochorimarker 0807 Pylimarker 190 12
Distomomarker 0808 320 05
Koroneiamarker 0812 Agios Georgios 320 07
Livadeiamarker 0814 321 00
Oinofytamarker 0815 320 11
Orchomenosmarker 0816 323 00
Plataiesmarker 0817 Kaparelli 322 00
Schimatarimarker 0818 320 09
Tanagramarker 0819 Arma 320 09
Thebesmarker 0810 322 00
Thespiesmarker 0809 320 02
Thisvimarker 0811 Domvraina 320 10
Vagiamarker 0805 320 02
Community YPES code Seat (if different) Postal code
Antikyramarker 0803 320 12
Kyriakimarker 0813 320 06

See also: List of settlements in the Boeotia prefecture


Note: Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greecemarker.

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