PETR'SKO (PETARSKO)

The village of Petr'sko was made by the Greek government to change its name to Petre. It is a part of the Lerin region and about 25 kilometres southwest of the town. It is on the western bank of the Petersko Lake at 21 degrees 41 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 44 minutes latitude. It is 576 metres above sea level and about 20 kilometres squared in area.

The village borders to the northwest with the village Tserovo, to the east with Petersko Lake, to the south with the town of Sorovich and to the west with Radosh Mountain.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 800 residents lived in the village of whom 465 were Macedonian and 335 were Greek-Prosfigi. The residents were employed in agriculture, raising livestock and fishing.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents took little part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG. They had only 17 active fighters, and 8 gave their lives.
They were:

1. Markulev S Tashko
2. Markuleva S Despa
3. Petsakov Vane…….
4. Petsakova Vane…….
5. Porchev Kole
6. Tsutsulov Lambo Dore
7. Chochova Kitsa
8. Shapkarov Paskali

Of the fighters who gave their young lives there were 5 men and 3 women.

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. In the census in Greece in 1991 it was recorded that there are 509 residents in the village.

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