Emporio, Kozani

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A view of Emporio
A view of Emporio
Emporio is located in Greece
Coordinates 40°29.3′N 21°33.5′E / 40.4883°N 21.5583°E / 40.4883; 21.5583Coordinates: 40°29.3′N 21°33.5′E / 40.4883°N 21.5583°E / 40.4883; 21.5583
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Macedonia
Regional unit: Kozani
Municipality: Eordaia
Municipal unit: Mouriki
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
 - Population: 804
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 670–720 m ­(2198–2362 ft)
Postal code: 500 05
Telephone: +30-2463-xxx-xxx
Auto: ΚΖ

Emporio (Greek: Εμπόριο, Macedonian: Емборе and Bulgarian: Емборе, Embore) is a village in the northern Kozani regional unit, Greece. It was the seat of the municipality Mouriki. The population was 1003 in 2001. Emporio (Greek: Εμπόριο, Macedonian: Емборе and Bulgarian: Емборе, Embore) is a village and a community of the Eordaia municipality.[2] Before the 2011 local government reform it was part of the municipality of Mouriki, of which it was a municipal district and the seat.[2] The 2011 census recorded 804 inhabitants in the village.[1]


According to Ottoman document from 1626–1627, there were 71 Christian households in the village in the first half of the 17th century.[3] There were three Bulgarian schools in Emporio in the beginning of the 20th century.[4] In 1913, after the Balkan Wars and with the conditions of the Treaty of Bucharest, this area of Macedonia became part of Greece and local Bulgarians were oppressed by Greek guerillas.[5] As a result, many Bulgarians from Emporio emigrated to Bulgaria.

Notable natives[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Турски извори за българската история, т. VII, София 1986, с. 333
  4. ^ D.M.Brancoff. "La Macedoine et sa Population Chretienne". Paris, 1905, p.178-179.
  5. ^ Report of the International Commission to inquire into the causes and conduct of the Balkan wars, published by the Endowment Washington, d.c. 1914, p. 200..