Kefalovryso, Ioannina

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Kefalovryso is located in Greece
Coordinates: 40°0.9′N 20°33.6′E / 40.0150°N 20.5600°E / 40.0150; 20.5600Coordinates: 40°0.9′N 20°33.6′E / 40.0150°N 20.5600°E / 40.0150; 20.5600
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Ioannina
Municipality Pogoni
Municipal unit Ano Pogoni
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
 • Population 838 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 15.831
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 440 06
Area code(s) +30-2657-xxx-xxx
Vehicle registration INx-xxxx

Kefalovryso (Greek: Κεφαλόβρυσο, Aromanian: Migidei, Migideia) is a village and a community of the Pogoni municipality.[1] Before the 2011 local government reform it was a part of the municipality of Ano Pogoni, of which it was a municipal district and the seat.[2] The 2011 census recorded 838 residents in the village.[1] The community of Kefalovryso covers an area of 15.831 km2.[3]


The Greek newspaper Pigi Kefalovrysou mentioned in an article that in 1840 this village was founded by a lone tselingas (Greek for goatherd) named Nastas (Greek: ο τσέλιγκας Νάστας). Kefalovryso passed from the Ottoman Empire to Greece in 1913, during the Balkan Wars.


It is situated at the foot of mount Nemertsika, near the Albanian border. It is 3 km west of Vasiliko, 12 km northeast of Delvinaki, 16 km west of Konitsa, 36 km east of Gjirokastër (Albania) and 46 km northwest of Ioannina.


In Kefalovryso, there is a primary school, a lyceum, a minor soccer team, a gymnasium, a church, a small post-office and a square in the centre with the town hall of Ano Pogoni. The factory that produces most of the Greek euro coins is located in Kefalovryso.[4][5]

Historical population[edit]

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Most of the inhabitants are Aromanians, speaking the Aromanian language along with Greek.

Year Population
1981 1,062
1991 1,122
2001 1,040
2011[1] 838

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Μεταλλουργική Βιομηχανία Ηπείρου home" (in Greek). Μεταλλουργική Βιομηχανία Ηπείρου Α.Ε. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Κεφαλόβρυσο (in Greek). Retrieved 4 May 2014.