Synonyms for konitsa or Related words with konitsa
Examples of "konitsa"
has an area of 951.184 km, the municipal unit
has an area of 542.516 km, and the community
has an area of 54.506 km.
The town of
is recorded the for first time under its modern name in the Chronicle of Ioannina of 1380. The chronicle mentioned that the defences of the castle of
were strengthened by the local Despot of Epirus, due to an imminent attack. In 15th century
came under Ottoman rule and became part of the Sanjak of Ioannina. The town was the administrative centre of a "kaza" (Ottoman district).
The higher elevations, above 2000 m, consist of grasslands and rocks, and there are deciduous and conifer forests at lower elevations. The mountain lies completely within the municipality of
, the main villages around the mountain being Agia Paraskevi to the north, and Palaioselli, Pades and Armata to the south. The town
lies 15 km southwest of Smolikas. The Greek National Road 20 (Kozani - Siatista -
- Ioannina) passes west of the mountain.
Leskovik is located 0.7 miles from Melesin mountain, inside Ersekë-
Dovas was born in
, in the Janina Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire (present-day northwestern Greece). In 1918, Dovas graduated from the Greek Military Academy. During the Greek Civil War between the government and the communist Democratic Army of Greece, he was led the resistance of the
garrison during the Battle of
. Subsequently he rose from the rank of Lieutenant General (1954) to Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff.
The Battle of
was an attempt by the Greek communist forces during the Greek Civil War to capture the northwestern Greek town of
, in order to make it the capital of a communist government rival to the recognized government in Athens.
Kleidonia () is a village and a community in the municipality of
, Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. In 2011 its population was 11 for the village, and 136 for the community, which includes the village Kalyvia. The Greek National Road 20 (Ioannina -
- Kozani) passes through Kalyvia. It is situated on the right bank of the river Voidomatis, a tributary of the Aoos.
The province of
() was one of the provinces of the Ioannina Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality. It was abolished in 2006.
Monastiri (, meaning "monastery", before 1928: Μποτσιφάρι - "Botsifari") is a settlement in the Ioannina regional unit in Epirus, Greece. It is situated on the northwestern slopes of Smolikas, at the elevation of 950m. Below the village is the river Sarantaporos, which empties into the Aoos a few kilometers west before entering Albania. It is in the municipality of
. In 2011 its population was 17. It is 1 km southwest of Molista, 10 km northeast of
and 18 km east of Leskovik (Albania).
Kalpaki () is a former municipality 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. It is situated about northwest of Ioannina, and southwest of
. The municipal unit has an area of 116.756 km, the community 13.189 km. Population 1,719 (2011). The Greek National Road 20 connects Kalpaki with Ioannina and
. The GR-22 connects Kalpaki with Kakavia, the border crossing into southern Albania.
The western end of the Greek National Road 20 is in the centre of Ioannina, where it is connected with the national roads GR-5, GR-6 and GR-17. It runs northwest towards Kalpaki (junction with GR-22), where it turns northeast towards
and Tsotyli it passes through the Pindus mountains. The section between Neapoli and Siatista is shared with the GR-15. From Siatista the GR-20 continues east, until it reaches the city Kozani, its eastern terminus.
A small community is concentrated in the Ioannina regional unit, where they form a majority in two villages of the
district. This population speaks the Lab branch of the Albanian language. The city of Ioannina in the past had a substantial minority of Albanian-speakers, where a dialect intermediate between Cham and Lab was spoken . Notable Albanian writer, publicist and politician, Faik Konica, and his brother, Mehmet Konica, former Albanian Foreign Minister, were both born in
Molista (, before 1928: Μεσαριά - "Mesaria") is a settlement in the Ioannina regional unit in Epirus, Greece. It is situated on the northwestern slope of Smolikas, between the villages Monastiri to the southwest and Gannadio to the northeast. It is part of the municipality of
. In 2011 its population was 23. The GR-20 (Ioannina -
- Kozani), the old road is approximately 5 km west. The village is uninhabited during the winter months.
Pyrsogianni () is a village in the Ioannina regional unit, northern Greece. It is situated on a mountain slope on the right bank of the river Sarantaporos. It is in the municipal unit of Mastorochoria, and it was the seat of the former municipality Mastorochoria. In 2011 its population was 119. The Greek National Road 20 (Ioannina -
- Kozani) passes east of the village. It is 4 km northwest of Kastania, 20 km northeast of
and 60 km north of Ioannina.
Mehmet Konica (1881 – 1948), also known as Mehmet
, was an Albanian politician. He served three times as the Foreign Minister of Albania. He was the brother of Albanian writer Faik Konica.
During the Ottoman period some local Greek landowners converted to Islam to preserve their holdings. These converts formed a powerful and influential group in the area, living in the upper part of
alongside the Christians. While Christians were a majority in the upper part of
, the lower part of
had a Muslim majority, consisting of Muslim Albanian refugees from nearby settlements and regions like Leskovik, Kolonjë and Frashër (today located in Albania) who became agricultural laborers. A Greek school was operating already from the end of the 18th century under Georgios Mostras, student of Balanos Vasilopoulos. Greek education was flourishing and in 1906 the kaza of
had 31 schools and 1,036 pupils. The functioning of the school was interrupted during the turbulent times of Ali Pasha's rule, however soon after it reopened following the initiative of Kosmas Thesprotos, a student of Athanasios Psalidas. During the 19th century until the early 20th century, the tekke of
, similarly to other Albanian Bektashi tekkes, was a covert center of culture, learning and tolerance, but also Albanian national activism against the Ottoman Empire. On the other hand, the local Greek population displayed tolerance towards actions by the Albanians that did not reveal chauvinist inclinations. By the late 19th century the town had a Muslim majority population of 62% and was mainly Greek-speaking, while the kaza had a Christian majority. In 1924
was a small town that consisted of a total of 800 dwelings, 200 of which were considered "Albanian" or "Turkish". As a result of the population exchange agreement of 1923 between Greece and Turkey, roughly two thirds of Konitsa's Muslims, were considered “Turks by origin” and left for Turkey in 1925. Another part moved to Albania. They were replaced with around 1.000 Greeks from Cappadocia.
The present municipality
was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 5 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):
Not much is known on his life, except that he work for years on his poem "Garden of the martyrs". He finished it in 1842, while being interned in the "tekke" of
by the Ottoman authorities.
The Vikos-Aoos National Park is south of the town of
, in the west part of Zagori region. It includes Mount Tymfi, the Vikos Gorge and the Aoos Gorge. It was created in 1973.
In the aftermath of the First Balkan War, Syrrako was joined to Greece on November 23, 1912. In the national census of 1913, Ioannina counts 17,000 inhabitants,
2,000 and Syrrako 3,500.
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