SVETA PETKA

The village of Sveta Petka was made to change its name by the Greek government to Agija Paraskevi. It is about 13 kilometres northwest of Lerin on the ridge of the Baba Mountain near the Greek - Macedonian border. It is at 21 degrees 23 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 52 minutes latitude and 682 metres above sea level. Its area is about 6 square kilometres.

The village borders to the northeast with Negochani, to the east with Klabuchishta, to the south with Bitusha, to the southwest with Opsiriniom, and to the northwest with the Macedonian border. The Mala River runs through the village dividing it into two.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War there were about 690 Macedonian residents in the village. They were employed in agriculture and raising livestock.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents took little part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with only 2 active fighters. Unfortunately both gave their lives.

They were

1. Simejanov Lazar
2. Srbinov Mihail

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. The 1991 census recorded 206 residents.

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