KALUGERITSA

The name of the village Kalugeritsa was forcibly changed by the Greek government to Kalogeritsa. It is a part of the Lerin region. This small village is called "The Kolibi" (The Huts) and is about 4 kilometres southwest of Lerin at 21 degrees 21 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 45 minutes latitude. It is 1,218 metres above sea level and about 6 kilometres squared in area.

The little village borders to the west with the village Armensko, to the north with the little village Mateshnitsa, to the east the village Nevoljani and the town of Lerin.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War, in the little village there were 18 houses with 18 families. It was settled by Macedonians. The residents were employed in raising livestock and less with agriculture with the main crop being potato.

In the period 1946-49, the residents of the village actively took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 20 active fighters. 7 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Kuslev Iljo
2. Malaganov Iljo
3. Mangov Stase
4. Mangov Stase Iljo
5. Mangov Stase Sime - father and sons
6. Shapkov Nase
7. Shatlev Mite

All of the fallen fighters heroically gave their young lives for the centuries old ideals and freedom.

After the Greek Civil War and the forced emigration from the village Kalugeritsa, the number of residents fell significantly. In the census in Greece in 1991 it was recorded that there were 15 residents in the village.

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