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Pogoniani is located in Greece
Coordinates: 40°00′N 20°25′E / 40.000°N 20.417°E / 40.000; 20.417Coordinates: 40°00′N 20°25′E / 40.000°N 20.417°E / 40.000; 20.417
Country Greece
Administrative region Epirus
Regional unit Ioannina
Municipality Pogoni
 • Municipal unit 56.693 km2 (21.889 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 567
 • Municipal unit density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
 • Population 425 (2011)
 • Area (km2) 18.830
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΙΝ

Pogonianí (Greek: Πωγωνιανή, pronounced [poɣoɲaˈni], before 1928: Βοστίνα - Vostina[2]) is a village and a former community in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pogoni, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 56.693 km2, the community 18.830 km2.[4] It is best known in Greece as the birthplace of Karolos Papoulias, President of the Hellenic Republic between 2005 and 2015.

The municipal unit consists of 4 villages: Pogoniani, Dolo, Drymades, Stavroskiadi. During the period prior to the First World War the British member of the International Commission that was responsible of the delineation of the Greek-Albanian border noticed that the villages that were ceded to Albania, which consist of the northern portion of Pogoniani are entirely Greek-speaking.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  5. ^ British documents on the origins of the war, 1898-1914 ,. H.M.S.O., 1926, p. 184: "Frontier as laid down cut off small northern portion of Pogoniani district which contained Greek villages and was entirely Greek-speaking"