PESOCHNITSA

The village Pesochnitsa had its name forcibly changed by the Greek government to Amohorion. It is about 6 kilometres east of Lerin. It is on the fertile Lerin plain on the track Lerin-Solun at 21 degrees 29 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 47 minutes latitude. It is 638 metres above sea level and about 12 kilometres square in area. The Negovanska River runs through the village dividing it in two.

The village borders to the northeast the villages Boreshnitsa and Rosen, to the southeast Vrtolom, to the southwest with Kuchkoveni, to the west with Lerin and to the northwest with Lazheni.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 1,520 residents lived in the village of whom 1,170 were Macedonians, 350 Greek-Prosfigi. The residents were employed in agriculture, raising livestock, trades and other important activities.

In the period 1946-49, the residents took little part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG led by KPG. They had about 20 active fighters, and 7 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Boglev Trendafil
2. Dalakov Natse
3. Dafov Tanas
4. Janev Jane
5. Marinkov Goche
6. Nasev K Pandil
7. Papadopulos Jani

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents did not change much. The census in Greece in 1991 recorded that there are 1,600 residents in the village.

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