Niki, Greece

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Níki (Greek: Νίκη, Macedonian and Bulgarian: Негочани, Negočani or Negochani)[1] is a village situated in the Florina regional unit, Greece, along the border with the Republic of Macedonia. The village is located 14 km north of Florina at the Medžitlija-Níki border crossing. Its name in Greek means victory. The main road through Niki connects the border crossing with the city of Kozani and forms a part of the E65 route.

The village was first mentioned in an Ottoman defter of 1468, where it is listed under the name of Negočani and described as having 203 households. In 1481, the number had declined to 112 households. The village produced vines, flax, hemp, honey, and swine; and possessed mills and a market.[2]

The population of the village in 2001 was 489.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Васил Кънчов. „Македония. Етнография и статистика“. София, 1900, стр.236.
  2. ^ Kravari, Vassiliki (1989). Villes et villages de Macédoine occidentale. Réalités byzantines (in French) 2. Paris: Editions P. Lethielleux. p. 304. ISBN 2-283-60452-4. 

Coordinates: 40°54′36″N 21°25′08″E / 40.910°N 21.419°E / 40.910; 21.419