NOV KAVKAZ

The village of Nov Kavkaz was forcibly made to change its name by the Greek government to Neos Kavkasos. It is about 15 kilometres northeast of Lerin on the Lerin Plain on the border between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece and near the railway line Bitola-Lerin. It lies at 21 degrees 28 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 53 minutes latitude, 598 metres above sea level and is about 8 kilometres squared in area.

The village borders to the north with the Macedonian border, to the east with the villages Orta Oba and Asanovo, to the southeast with the villages Dolno Kalenik and Sakulevo, to the south with the village Gorno Kalenik and to the southwest with the village Klabuchishta and to the northwest with the village Negochani.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 806 residents lived in the village of Greek-Madzhiri background. The residents of the village were employed in agriculture and a smaller part in raising livestock.

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