Provatas

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Provatas is a larger village in Kapetan Mitrousi, Serres regional unit, northern Greece. It has 1,099 inhabitants (2011 census).[1]

Until 1923, the village was called Yenikoi or Yeniköy and inhabited mostly by Turks and Bulgarians.[2]
It was hard fought over on October 3 and 4, 1916, between the 10th (Irish) Division and the Bulgarian Army.The Irish took and held the village, despite fierce and costly counterattacks by the Bulgarians.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Strezov G. Two sanjaks Eastern Macedonia. Periodical of Bulgarian Literary Society in Sredets, kn.XXXVI, 1891, p 842.
  3. ^ The Capture of Yenikoi in Oct 1916. The Salonika Campaign. Dublin Fusiliers.com. Retrieved 26 February 2015.

Coordinates: 41°06′N 23°38′E / 41.100°N 23.633°E / 41.100; 23.633