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Administrative Region : Central Macedonia
Regional unit : Kilkis

Akritas (Ακρίτας) Kilkis

Akritas is a semi-mountainous village in the Municipality of Kilkis in Central Macedonia at an altitude of 220 meters [1].

Geography - History

Akritas is located south of Lake Doirani, very close to the border of Greece with FYROM and is built west of the Thessaloniki - Doirani National Road. It is 25.5 km NW. from the city of Kilkis and 71.5 km NW. from Thessaloniki. After the Balkan Wars, Sarakatsani settled in the village [2] and after 1922, Pontian refugees from Kerasounta in the Black Sea settled. According to the data of the Refugee Rehabilitation Committee (EAP) from the year 1928, 86 families settled in the village, with a total of 293 [3]. In 1936, refugees came from Sourmena in eastern Trabzon. It used to be called Vladaga and so it is mentioned in 1919, after the liberation, in the Government Gazette 48A-05/03/1919 to be annexed to the then community of Vladaga. It was renamed Akritas in 1926 [4]. According to the Kallikratis program, it is the local community of Akrita, which belongs to the municipal unit of Doirani in the municipality of Kilkis and according to the 2011 census, has a population of 149 inhabitants. [5]

Personalities

Ezekiel Kefalas, Bishop of Derby, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Australia.

External links

Archive and audiovisual research material from the website http://repository.academyofathens.gr [dead link]
Museum "Grigoris Afxentiou" in Akritas Kilkis from the website http://www.pontos-news.gr

References

Encyclopedia Nea Domi. Athens: Tegopoulos - Maniateas. 1996. p. 257, vol.2.
"Opinion of Kilkis". Retrieved January 24, 2019.
Refugee settlement - Kilkis Office Dimitris Lithoxou
"EETAA-Hellenic Society for Local Development and Local Government SA". www.eetaa.gr. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
"Official Gazette of the results of the PERMANENT population of the 2011 census", p. 10513 (p. 39 of pdf

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