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Sitaria is located in Greece
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)

Sitaria (Greek: Σιταριά, before 1926: Ρόσνα - Rosna,[2] Bulgarian: Ресен or Росна, Resen or Rosna) is a village in the Florina regional unit, Greece.


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]