Peraia, Pella

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Peraia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 40°44′17″N 21°49′19″E / 40.738°N 21.822°E / 40.738; 21.822Coordinates: 40°44′17″N 21°49′19″E / 40.738°N 21.822°E / 40.738; 21.822
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Macedonia
Regional unit Pella
Municipality Edessa
Municipal unit Vegoritida
 • Population 381 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Peraia (Greek: Περαία, before 1927: Κότσανα, Kotsana;[2]) is a village in the Pella regional unit of Macedonia, Greece on the bank of Lake Vegoritida. The village is located south of the town of Arnissa within the Vegoritida municipal unit which belongs to the municipality of Edessa. The village was formerly inhabited by a Turkish-speaking Muslim population. The original Turkish name of the village was Kotsana. After the 1922 population exchange between Turkey and Greece, the village was inhabited by Greeks who had come from Asia Minor. The Greek inhabitants came from the following locations in Asia Minor including Kuri, Peladari, Tsanakalai, Appoloniatha as well as Armenia.

The current population is estimated at 400.