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View of Foustani
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Foustani is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°3′18″N 22°10′35″E / 41.05500°N 22.17639°E / 41.05500; 22.17639Coordinates: 41°3′18″N 22°10′35″E / 41.05500°N 22.17639°E / 41.05500; 22.17639
Geographic regionMacedonia
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitPella
Municipal unitExaplatanos
Highest elevation
280 m (920 ft)
 • Rural
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code

Foustani (Greek: Φούστανη; Macedonian: Фуштани, Fuštani) is a village in the municipality Almopia, Pella regional unit, northern Greece. According to the 2011 census, the village has a population of 454 people.[1]

Foustani had 651 inhabitants in 1981.[2] In fieldwork done by Riki Van Boeschoten in late 1993, Foustani was populated by a Greek population descended from Anatolian Greek refugees who arrived during the Greek-Turkish population exchange, and Slavophones.[2] The Macedonian language was spoken in the village by people over 30 in public and private settings.[2] Children understood the language, but mostly did not use it.[2] Turkish was possibly spoken by people over 60, mainly in private.[2]

The refugees replaced the Pomaks who left the village in 1923 as part of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey.

A mosque located near the main present church used to exist in the village, later destroyed.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b c d e Van Boeschoten, Riki (2001). "Usage des langues minoritaires dans les départements de Florina et d'Aridea (Macédoine)" [Use of minority languages in the departments of Florina and Aridea (Macedonia)]. Strates. 10. Table 1: Réfugiés grecs; Footnote 2: Le terme « réfugié » est utilisé ici pour désigner les Grecs d’Asie Mineure qui se sont établis en Grèce dans les années vingt après l’échange de population entre la Turquie et la Grèce (Traité de Lausanne, 1924); Table 4: Foustani, 651; R, S, M2, T3?; R = Refugiés, S = Slavophones, M = macédonien, T = turc"
  3. ^ Stavridopoulos, Ioannis (2015). Μνημεία του άλλου: η διαχείριση της οθωμανικής πολιτιστική κληρονομιάς της Μακεδονίας από το 1912 έως σήμερα [Monuments of the other: The management of the Ottoman cultural heritage of Macedonia from 1912 until present] (Ph.D.). University of Ioannina. p. 206. Retrieved 28 March 2022.