Agios Athanasios, Pella

Agios Athanasios (Greek: Άγιος Αθανάσιος, before 1926: Τσεγάνη, Tsegani;,[2] Bulgarian/Macedonian: Чеган, Chegan) is a village in the Pella regional unit of Macedonia, Greece. The village is located north of Lake Vegoritida within the Vegoritida municipal unit which belongs to the municipality of Edessa.

Agios Athanasios
Άγιος Αθανάσιος
Agios Athanasios is located in Greece
Agios Athanasios
Agios Athanasios
Coordinates: 40°50′N 21°47′E / 40.833°N 21.783°E / 40.833; 21.783Coordinates: 40°50′N 21°47′E / 40.833°N 21.783°E / 40.833; 21.783
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitPella
MunicipalityEdessa
Municipal unitVegoritida
Community
 • Population518 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

HistoryEdit

In the book "Ethnographie des Vilayets d'Adrianople, de Monastir et de Salonique", published in Constantinople in 1878, that reflects the statistics of the male population in 1873, Tchegantche was noted as a village with 124 households and 547 Bulgarian inhabitants.[3]

In 1900, Vasil Kanchov gathered and compiled statistics on demographics in the area and reported that the village of Chegan was inhabited by about 750 Bulgarian Christians.[4]

In August 1916 Bulgarian and Serbian forces fought near the village during the Chegan Offensive.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Македония и Одринско. Статистика на населението от 1873 г." Македонски научен институт, 1995. стр. 158-159. (in Bulgarian)
  4. ^ Vasil Kanchov (1900). Кънчов, Васил. Македония. Етнография и статистика, София, 1900, с. 149. (Macedonia: Ethnography and Statistics, p. 149. Accessed 25 May 2019 (in Bulgarian)