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Doirani is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°10′N 22°48′E / 41.167°N 22.800°E / 41.167; 22.800Coordinates: 41°10′N 22°48′E / 41.167°N 22.800°E / 41.167; 22.800
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Kilkis
Municipality Kilkis
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 2,208
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΚΙ
Schengen entry stamp into Greece from Doirani.

Doirani (Greek: Δοϊράνη) is a former municipality in the Kilkis regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kilkis, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is situated on the shores of Dojran Lake, which marks the border between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia. It had a population of 2,208 according to the 2001 census. It is the Greek part of the former municipality of Doyuran, which was divided in 1913 by the new borders created between Greece and what was then Serbia. The part at the other side of the border is called Dojran. The name comes from the ancient name Doviros.[citation needed]

Doirani was the site of much Greek-Bulgarian inter-ethnic fighting during the Macedonian Struggle in the early 20th century. Konstantinos Papagiannakis from Doirani was the most prominent Greek Macedonian Fighter in the area.[3]


  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. ^ In Greek: Obscure Native Macedonian Fighters" Company of Macedonian Studies (CMS), University Studio Press, Thessaloniki, 2008]