Georgitsi

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Georgitsi
Γεωργίτσι
Georgitsi is located in Greece
Georgitsi
Georgitsi
Coordinates: 37°11′17″N 22°16′41″E / 37.188°N 22.278°E / 37.188; 22.278Coordinates: 37°11′17″N 22°16′41″E / 37.188°N 22.278°E / 37.188; 22.278
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality Sparta
Municipal unit Pellana
Community[1]
 • Population 367 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Georgitsi (Greek: Γεωργίτσι) is a village in the Taygetus mountain range 28 km away from the city of Sparta in southern Greece. Georgitsi belongs to the municipal unit of Pellana, situated in the state of Laconia, in southeastern Peloponnesus. It is situated at an altitude of between 900 and 1200m above sea level. The village is very much known for its revolt against the Ottoman Turks in the 18th century. The village is named after a shepard named Georgitsis who settled in that area, the village had a small bazaar, and from then on it grew on to a town. As of 2011, the village has a population of 367 people.

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