The village of Gorentsi was forcibly renamed by the Greek government
to Argapidee. It is a part of the Lerin region about 22 kilometres southeast
from the town. It is close to the village of Ajtos at 21 degrees 32
minutes longitude and 40 degrees 39 minutes latitude and 1,391 metres
above sea level. Area is 6 square kilometres.
The village borders to the north Negovan, to the northeast Ajtos, to
the east Ljubetino and Gorno Novoselsko, the south the village Insko
and the Zazersko Lake, and the southwest Zelenich and Neveska.
Before 1945 about 190 residents lived in the village and only one family
was of Macedonian background. The remainder were Greeks from Pondus,
migrants from Asia Minor. The residents of the village were employed
in agriculture and raising livestock.
In the period 1946-49, the residents did not take part in the armed
forces of DAG. The one Macedonian family was destroyed by the imprisonment
of the husband to a life sentence, and the woman was killed in a shocking
After the Greek Civil War, the number of residents rose. This can be
seen from the official census in 1991 in Greece according to which there
were more than 255 residents in the village.
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