BUKOVIK

Bukovik had its name forcibly changed by the Greek Government to Oksija. It is a part of the Lerin region about 25 kilometres west of the town and close to the Mala Prespa lake which is a part of the Prespa lake. It is 21 degrees 08 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 44 minutes latitude and 903 metres above sea level with an area of about 7 square kilometres.

The village borders to the west with L'k, to the north with Orovnik, to the east with Oschima and Trnaa and to the southeast and southwest with the no longer existent Besfina and Drenvo.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War there were about 147 residents of Macedonian background.

The residents were employed in agriculture and raising livestock.

During 1946-49 the residents massively and actively took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 30 fighters. 8 people gave their lives.

They were:

1. Mechkarov P Risto
2. Mechkarov A Vangel
3. Mechkarov A Done
4. Sekulov A Tanas
5. Sekulov A Risto
6. Sekulov S Mitre
7. Tashkov T Vasil
8. Tashkov T Mitre

After the Greek Civil War and the forced emigration from the village, the number of residents fell. The 1991 census recorded that there were 26 residents.

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