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PREVEZA, or PREVESA, a seaport of Albania, European Turkey, in the vilayet of lannina; at the entrance to the Gulf of Arta, an inlet of the Ionian Sea. Pop. (1905), 650x3, of whom about four-fifths are Christian Albanians or Greeks, and onefifth Moslems. The town is surrounded by dense olive groves, and most of its houses stand in their own gardens. The harbour is small, and closed to large vessels by a bar of sand; but it is a port of call for the Austrian Lloyd steamers, and annually accommodates about 1500 small vessels, the majority of which are engaged in the coasting trade. Preveza exports dairy produce, valonia, hides and wool, olives and olive oil. The yearly value of its trade varies from about 70,000 to 80,000. About 3 m. north are the ruins of Nicopolis (?..).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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