Petrota

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Petrota
Πετρωτά
Petrota is located in Greece
Petrota
Petrota
Coordinates: 41°41′N 26°09′E / 41.683°N 26.150°E / 41.683; 26.150Coordinates: 41°41′N 26°09′E / 41.683°N 26.150°E / 41.683; 26.150
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Orestiada
Municipal unit Trigono
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 270
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Petrota (Greek: Πετρωτά) is a village at the northernmost point of Greece, part of the municipal unit Trigono.

It was created around 1530 by Greeks that moved there from Epirus and Malta. In 1961 its population was 1,510.[2] In the 1970s a lot of people from Petrota migrated to western Europe, especially to Germany. Its population was 270 at the 2011 census.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Detailed census results 1961" (PDF).  (35 MB) (in Greek) (in French)