ROSEN


The village of Rosen was forcibly made to change its name by the Greek government to Sitarija. It is about 12 kilometres east of Lerin on the Lerin plain near the railway line Lerin-Solun. It lies at 21 degrees 33 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 47 minutes latitude and 695 metres above sea level. Its area is about 9.5 square kilometres.

The village borders to the northwest with the village Boreshnitsa, to the east with Zabrdeni, to the south with Vrtolom and to the southwest with Pesochnitsa.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 810 Macedonian residents lived in the village. They were employed in agriculture and raising livestock.

During the Greek Civil War period, the residents took little part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG led by KPG. There were 10 active fighters and 4 gave their lives.

They were

1. Joanidov Dimitri
2. Mijalchev Kosta
3. Mihalev Gjorgi
4. Nikolov Tashko

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell. The 1991 census recorded 736 residents.

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