Kleisoura, Kastoria

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Kleisoura
Κλεισούρα
Location
Kleisoura is located in Greece
Kleisoura
Kleisoura
Coordinates 40°32′N 21°28′E / 40.533°N 21.467°E / 40.533; 21.467Coordinates: 40°32′N 21°28′E / 40.533°N 21.467°E / 40.533; 21.467
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Macedonia
Regional unit: Kastoria
Municipality: Kastoria
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 576
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: KT

Kleisoura (Greek: Κλεισούρα, also Βλαχοκλεισούρα, Vlachokleisoúra; Aromanian: Klisoura) is a traditionally Aromanian (Vlach) settlement and a former municipality in Kastoria regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it is part of the municipality of Kastoria, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 576 (2001). On 5 May 1944, the German occupation forces executed 216 inhabitants.

Prominent people[edit]

Army General Constantine Lianis (Κωνσταντίνος Λιάνης), a war hero, and one of the founders of the Greek secret services (KYP), originated from Kleisoura. His daughter is Dimitra Liani (Δήμητρα Λιάνη), who became first the lover, and then the third and last wife of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.

Petar Lupa, Yugoslav actor Ko to tamo peva

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)