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The city of Preveza is geographically situated in the inlet of Amvrakikos bay and is the capital of the homonymous regional unit. The city's population reaches up to 20,000 residents. The city was founded in the late 11th century AD after the abandonment of Nicopolis.

According to the most prevailing version, the origin of the name of the city comes from a Slavic word meaning 'passage'. Today, Preveza is a modern city port with significant touristic interest due to the natural and cultural heritage of the area.