ORTA OBA (MIDDLE VILLAGE)

The village of Sredno Selo was made to change its name by the Greek government to Mesokampos. It is about 17 kilometres northeast of Lerin. It is on the northeast part of the Lerin plain, very close to the border with the Republic of Macedonia, at 21 degrees 31 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 53 minutes latitude and 530 metres above sea level. Its area is about 5 square kilometres.

To the west the village borders with the village Kavkas, to the north and east it borders the Macedonian border, and to the southwest it borders the nearby village Asanovo.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War in 1945 about 496 residents of different backgrounds lived in the village: about 156 were Macedonians and about 340 were Greeks-Prosfigi. They were employed in agriculture and raising livestock.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG led by KPG with more than 30 active fighters. 12 gave their lives.

They were

1. Anastasijadis Kostas
2. Anastasijadis Pavlos
3. Karpidis Liso Patula
4. Karpidis J Aristis
5. Karpidis J Arhimidis
6. Leonidis D Eleni
7. Leonidis D Statis
8. Leonidis David Janis
9. Talev Dimitar Lambo
10. Talev Gjorgi Zhivan
11. Tasev Petre Lazo
12. Tasev Petre Vangel - god brothers (the boys had been Christened together)

Of the fallen fighters who gave their young lives there were 10 men and 2 women.

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. In the official census in Greece in 1991 it is recorded that there are 93 residents in the village.

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