LESKOVETS

The name of the village Leskovets was forcibly changed by the Greek government to Leptokarje. It is about 10 kilometres southeast of Lerin. It is on the periphery of the Pelagonija Basin on the eastern part of the Lerin Plain at 21 degrees 31 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 45 minutes latitude and 695 metres above sea level. Area is about 8 square kilometres.

The village borders to the north with the village Vrtolom, to the east it borders with Negovanska mountain, to the south with the village Negovan and to the west with the villages Kuchkoveni and Plishevnitsa.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 380 Macedonian residents lived in the village. They were employed in agriculture and raising livestock.

In the period 1946-49, the residents actively took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 25 active fighters. 9 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Aleksov Ruse Kitse
2. Asprovski Grigor Kitse
3. Asprovski Iljo Vasil
4. Gelev Mite
5. Gichov Iljo Trajan
6. Spasov Zhivan
7. Stojanov Gjorgi
8. Shokov Stase Goche
9. Shokov Alekso

After the Greek Civil War and the forced emigration from the village, the number of residents fell significantly. In the census in Greece in 1991 it is recorded that there were 186 residents in the village.

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