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Pogoniani is located in Greece
Coordinates: 40°00′N 20°25′E / 40.000°N 20.417°E / 40.000; 20.417Coordinates: 40°00′N 20°25′E / 40.000°N 20.417°E / 40.000; 20.417
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Ioannina
Municipality Pogoni
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 880
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΙΝ

Pogonianí (Greek: Πωγωνιανή, pronounced [poɣoɲaˈni]) is a village and a former community in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pogoni, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is best known in Greece as the birthplace of the current President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias. The former name of the village was Vostina.[3]

The municipal unit consists of 4 villages: Pogoniani, Dolo, Drymades, Stavroskiadi. During the period prior to the First World War the British member of the International Commission that was responsible of the delineation of the Greek-Albanian border noticed that the villages that were ceded to Albania, which consist of the northern portion of Pogoniani are entirely Greek-speaking.[4]


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ The Code of federal regulations of the United States of America. National Archives (U.S.). p. 1112. 
  4. ^ British documents on the origins of the war, 1898-1914 ,. H.M.S.O., 1926, p. 184: "Frontier as laid down cut off small northern portion of Pogoniani district which contained Greek villages and was entirely Greek-speaking"