Ano Pogoni (Greek: Άνω Πωγώνι) 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.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 137.084 km2.[3] Population 1,490 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Kefalovryso.

Ano Pogoni
Άνω Πωγώνι
Ano Pogoni is located in Greece
Ano Pogoni
Ano Pogoni
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 40°1′N 20°34′E / 40.017°N 20.567°E / 40.017; 20.567Coordinates: 40°1′N 20°34′E / 40.017°N 20.567°E / 40.017; 20.567
Administrative regionEpirus
Regional unitIoannina
 • Municipal unit137.084 km2 (52.928 sq mi)
650 m (2,130 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
440 06
Area code(s)26570
Vehicle registrationΙΝ


The municipal unit Ano Pogoni is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):


Year Population
1991 2,108
2001 1,663
2011 1,490


The name Ano Pogoni means "Upper Pogoni". Some Albanian toponyms exist for names of villages in the Pogoni area such as Roumpates meaning robe or garment.[5]


During the Balkan Wars (autumn 1912) a number of villages in the area were affected by raids of Muslim bands.[6] At the end of the Balkan Wars most of the Pogoni area became part Greece, while six villages (Lower Pogoni) were ceded to the newly established Principality of Albania.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  4. ^ "Πανδέκτης: Roumpátes -- Merópi". Retrieved 2019-10-03. Pandektis: Name Changes of Settlements in Greece, compiled by the Institute for Neohellenic Research
  5. ^ Ifantis, Nikos Th. (2005). Η Πωγωνιανή - Παλιά Βοστίνα και τα Κοινοτικά Διαμερίσματα Δολό-Δρυμάδες-Σταυροσκιάδι. Διευρυμένη Κοινότητα Πωγωνιανής. p. 45. "όπως και από αλβανικές ονομασίες χωριών: Ρομπάτες (= ρόμπα, ένδυμα), Δελβινακίων (= αμπελότοπος), Γούβερη (Γούβα - Κοίλωμα) κ.λ.π."
  6. ^ Tsoutsoumpis, Spyros (December 2015). "Violence, resistance and collaboration in a Greek borderland: the case of the Muslim Chams of Epirus "Qualestoria" n. 2, dicembre 2015". Qualestoria: 119–138. Retrieved 14 June 2016.