List of former toponyms in Xanthi Prefecture

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Many inhabited places in Xanthi Prefecture of Greece had older Greek and non-Greek forms. Most of those names were in use during the multinational environment of the Ottoman Empire, which controlled the region until the Balkan Wars on 1912–1913. Some of the forms were identifiably of Greek origin, others were Turkish and even of Slavic or of more obscure origins. Following the First World War and the Greco-Turkish War which followed, an exchange of population took place between Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Turkey (the Treaty of Neuilly between Greece and Bulgaria and the Treaty of Lausanne between Greece and Turkey). The villages of the exchanged populations (Bulgarians and Muslims) in Greece were resettled with Greek refugees from Asia Minor and local Macedonian Greeks.

The Greek government renamed many places with revived ancient names, local Greek-language names, or translations of the non-Greek names.:[1][2]

  Slavic language
  Turkish language

Previous (Slavic or Turkish) name(s)[3] Current official name
other Greek names
Geographic
Coordinates
Citation[4] Population
(2001)[5]
Other
Ada
(Ада)
Livera
(Λιβερά)
41°09′N 24°42′E / 41.150°N 24.700°E / 41.150; 24.700 p. 139
Gorna Ada
(Горна Ада)
Ano Livera
(Άνω Λιβερά)
41°09′N 24°42′E / 41.150°N 24.700°E / 41.150; 24.700 p. 139
Dolna Ada
(Долна Ада)
Kato Livera
(Κάτω Λιβερά)
41°09′N 24°42′E / 41.150°N 24.700°E / 41.150; 24.700 p. 139
Gabrovo
(Габрово)
Kallithea
(Καλλιθέα)
41°15′N 24°44′E / 41.250°N 24.733°E / 41.250; 24.733 p. 150 1,092
Gorna Kozludzha, Gorno Kozludzhikyoy
(Горна Козлуджа, Горно Козлуджикьой)
Ano Karyofyto
(Άνω Καρυόφυτο)
41°16′N 24°40′E / 41.267°N 24.667°E / 41.267; 24.667 p. 152 162
Demir Tash
(Демир Таш)
Sidiropetra
(Σιδηρόπετρα)
41°15′N 24°37′E / 41.250°N 24.617°E / 41.250; 24.617 p. 154 6
Dolna Kozludzha, Dolno Kozludzhikyoy
(Долна Козлуджа, Долно Козлуджикьой)
Kato Karyofyto
(Κάτω Καρυόφυτο)
41°16′N 24°40′E / 41.267°N 24.667°E / 41.267; 24.667 p. 157 114
Dolno Husenikyoy
(Долно Хусеникьой)
Kato Ioniko
(Κάτω Ιωνικό)
41°14′N 24°37′E / 41.233°N 24.617°E / 41.233; 24.617 p. 158 77
Enikyoy, Krstopole
(Еникьой, Кърстополе)
Stavroupoli
(Σταυρούπολις)
41°12′N 24°42′E / 41.200°N 24.700°E / 41.200; 24.700 p. 161 797
Kalovadzhik
(Каловаджик)
Dexameni
(Δεξαμενή)
41°17′N 24°37′E / 41.283°N 24.617°E / 41.283; 24.617 p. 167
Kalovo
(Калово)
Kalyva
(Καλύβα)
41°17′N 24°37′E / 41.283°N 24.617°E / 41.283; 24.617 p. 167 23
Kurlar
(Курлар)
Komnina
(Κομνηνά)
41°10′N 24°44′E / 41.167°N 24.733°E / 41.167; 24.733 p. 175 332
Kurtalan
(Курталан)
Lykodromio
(Λυκοδρόμιο)
41°13′N 24°47′E / 41.217°N 24.783°E / 41.217; 24.783 p. 175 40
Margarit
(Маргарит)
Margariti
(Μαργαρίτι)
41°16′N 24°43′E / 41.267°N 24.717°E / 41.267; 24.717 p. 179 31
Mahmutli
(Махмутли)
Dafnonas
(Δαφνώνας)
41°13′N 24°40′E / 41.217°N 24.667°E / 41.217; 24.667 p. 180 419
Mesheli
(Мешели)
Kalo Nero
(Καλό Νερό)
41°15′N 24°41′E / 41.250°N 24.683°E / 41.250; 24.683 p. 181
Neochorion, Novo Selo
(Неохорион, Ново Село)
Neochori
(Νεοχώριον)
41°13′N 24°38′E / 41.217°N 24.633°E / 41.217; 24.633 p. 182 254
Okchilar
(Окчилар)
Toxotes
(Τοξόται)
41°05′N 24°48′E / 41.083°N 24.800°E / 41.083; 24.800 p. 183 751
Saltikli
(Салтикли)
Imera
(Ίμερα)
41°07′N 24°47′E / 41.117°N 24.783°E / 41.117; 24.783 p. 192
Sarnich
(Сарнич)
Kromnikon
(Κρωμνικόν)
41°09′N 24°44′E / 41.150°N 24.733°E / 41.150; 24.733 p. 192
Hadirköy
(Хадиркьой)
Nestochorion
(Νεστοχώριον)
41°20′N 24°48′E / 41.333°N 24.800°E / 41.333; 24.800 p. 198
Hamidiye
(Хамидийе)
Leivaditis
(Λειβαδίτης)
41°19′N 24°40′E / 41.317°N 24.667°E / 41.317; 24.667 p. 198 68
Horozlu
(Хорозлу)
Kastanitis
(Καστανίτης)
41°15′N 24°42′E / 41.250°N 24.700°E / 41.250; 24.700 p. 199 2
Hodzhalar
(Ходжалар)
Stavrochori
(Σταυροχώριον)
41°15′N 24°36′E / 41.250°N 24.600°E / 41.250; 24.600 p. 200 56
Huseniköy, Gorno Husenikyoy
(Хусеникьой, Горно Хусеникьой)
Ioniko, Ano Ionikon
(Ιωνικό, Άνω Ιωνικό)
41°15′N 24°38′E / 41.250°N 24.633°E / 41.250; 24.633 p. 200 78
Chakirli
(Чакирли)
Galani
(Γαλάνη)
41°06′N 24°47′E / 41.100°N 24.783°E / 41.100; 24.783 p. 200 137
Ashiklar
(Ашиклар)
Lykovounion
(Λυκοβούνιον)
41°15′N 24°33′E / 41.250°N 24.550°E / 41.250; 24.550 p. 237
Bayramli
(Байрамли)
Paschalia
(Πασχαλιά)
41°14′N 24°35′E / 41.233°N 24.583°E / 41.233; 24.583 p. 238 125
Boyuva, Boeva
(Боюва, Боева)
Kastanoton
(Καστανωτόν)
41°13′N 24°33′E / 41.217°N 24.550°E / 41.217; 24.550 p. 239
Drenova
(Дренова)
Aerikon
(Αερικόν)
41°15′N 24°31′E / 41.250°N 24.517°E / 41.250; 24.517 p. 241
Kz Buku, Kzbüköy
(Къз Буку, Къзбюкьой)
Drymia
(Δρυμιά)
41°15′N 24°34′E / 41.250°N 24.567°E / 41.250; 24.567 p. 246 64
Muradzhik
(Мураджик)
Myrtoussa
(Μυρτούσσα)
41°14′N 24°29′E / 41.233°N 24.483°E / 41.233; 24.483 p. 248 13
Halep
(Халеп)
Chalepion
(Χαλέπιον)
41°15′N 24°32′E / 41.250°N 24.533°E / 41.250; 24.533 p. 253 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todor Hristov Simovski, The Inhabited Places of the Aegean Macedonia (Skopje 1998), ISBN 9989-9819-4-9, pp. XXXVIII-XLII.
  2. ^ Vlassis Vlasidis - Veniamin Karakostanoglou. "Recycling Propaganda: Remarks on Recent Reports on Greece's "Slav-Macedonian Minority"". 
  3. ^ The Slavic is in the Bulgarian alphabet; various Romanization schema would render "ch" as "č", "sh" as "š", "zh" as "ž", and "ts" as "c".
  4. ^ All citations are to Todor Hristov Simovski, The Inhabited Places of the Aegean Macedonia (Skopje 1998), ISBN 9989-9819-4-9
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-03-18. .(in Greek) Data from the 2001 census, at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ), www.statistics.gr

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