Malakasi

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Malakasi
Μαλακάσι
Malakasi is located in Greece
Malakasi
Malakasi
Coordinates: 39°48′N 21°20′E / 39.800°N 21.333°E / 39.800; 21.333Coordinates: 39°48′N 21°20′E / 39.800°N 21.333°E / 39.800; 21.333
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Trikala
Municipality Kalampaka
 • Municipal unit 157.5 km2 (60.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 1,000
 • Municipal unit density 6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 138 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΤΚ

Malakasi (Greek: Μαλακάσι) is a village and a former municipality in the Trikala regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kalampaka, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 157.534 km2.[3] Population 1,000 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Panagia.

Municipal unit[edit]

The municipal unit of Malakasi includes the settlements of Korydallos, Malakasi, Panagia, Pefki and Trygona.

Geography[edit]

The village is part of the wider Zagori region,[4] between Epirus and Thessaly.

History[edit]

The village takes its name from the Malakasioi, a Vlach tribe or clan that moved to the area from central Albania in the 14th century.[5]

Ottoman period[edit]

During the Ottoman period, Epirus and Aetolia-Acarnania were divided into five armatolikia: Malakasi, Tzoumerka, Xeromero, Lidorikion, and Venetiko.[6][7]

In May 1871, Malakasi was the seat of the Malakasi nahiye of the Ioannina kaza.[8]

Demographics[edit]

The village is inhabited by "Vlachs" (Βλαχι),[9] who are called Malakasi and inhabit the villages from Malakasi to Gardiki.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ Dionysios A. Zakythēnos (1976). The Making of Modern Greece: From Byzantium to Independence. Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-87471-796-9. 
  5. ^ Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond (1976). Migrations and invasions in Greece and adjacent areas. Noyes Press. pp. 39–42. ISBN 978-0-8155-5047-1. 
  6. ^ Apostolos Euangelou Vakalopoulos (1976). The Greek Nation, 1453-1669: The Cultural and Economic Background of Modern Greek Society. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0-8135-0810-8. 
  7. ^ Миодраг Стојановић (1984). Хајдуци и клефти у народном песништву. Српска академија наука и уметности, Балканолошки институт. p. 41. 
  8. ^ Константин Леонтьев; Анатолий Васильевич Торкунов (2003). Дипломатические донесения, письма, записки, отчеты 1865-1872. РОССПЭН. p. 319. 
  9. ^ Tom Winnifrith (1987). The Vlachs: the history of a Balkan people. Duckworth. ISBN 978-0-7156-2135-6. 
  10. ^ Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond (1967). Epirus: the Geography, the Ancient Remains, the History and Topography of Epirus and Adjacent Areas. Clarendon P.