Sitaria

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Sitaria
Sitaria is located in Greece
Sitaria
Sitaria
Coordinates: 40°47.35′N 21°32.60′E / 40.78917°N 21.54333°E / 40.78917; 21.54333Coordinates: 40°47.35′N 21°32.60′E / 40.78917°N 21.54333°E / 40.78917; 21.54333
Country Greece
Administrative region West Macedonia
Regional unit Florina
Municipality Florina
Municipal unit Meliti
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 718
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
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Sitaria (Greek: Σιταριά, before 1926: Ρόσνα - Rosna,[2] Bulgarian: Ресен or Росна, Resen or Rosna) is a village in the Florina regional unit, Greece.

History[edit]

The village with the name "Rosna" is recorded since the 15th century. It was then Mustafa Hasuh's, Ibraim Ibraim's and Kasim Hamza's feud. During 19th century Rosna was Robes' manor[3] and many workers according to the Austrian Johann Georg von Hahn in 1861 Rosen (or Rastna at the time) were Bulgarians.[4] This was confirmed by ethnographer Brancoff who noted the village had 45 households and a population of 110 male Bulgarians in 1873.[5] According to Kontogiannis map in the mid of the 19th century and N. Schenas in 1886, the inhabitants were Macedonians (Greeks) Slavic speaking.[6] It was officially renamed to Sitaria in 1926.[7]

Pan-Macedonian Meeting[edit]

The local Cultural Club of Sitaria "Nei Orizondes" (New Horizons), organized for the 1st time in 2011, the Pan-Macedonian Meeting of Macedonian Folklore Clubs. Since then, every summer musicians and dancers from all over Macedonia and abroad (including the Pan-Macedonian Association of United States) are gathered for three days in Sitaria, playing Music of Macedonia (Greece) and dancing. It's the world's most important festival for Macedonians (Greeks).[8][9]

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