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Doirani (Greek: Δοϊράνη) is a town and former municipality in the Kilkis regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kilkis, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is situated on the shores of Doiran Lake, which marks the border between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia. The municipal unit has an area of 81.213 km2.[3] It had a population of 1,404 according to the 2011 census. It is the Greek part of the former municipality of Doyuran, which was divided in 1913 by the new borders created between Greece and what was then Serbia. The part at the other side of the border is called Dojran. The name comes from the ancient name Doviros.[citation needed]

Doirani

Δοϊράνη
Doirani is located in Greece
Doirani
Doirani
Location within the regional unit
DE Doiranis.svg
Coordinates: 41°10′N 22°48′E / 41.167°N 22.800°E / 41.167; 22.800Coordinates: 41°10′N 22°48′E / 41.167°N 22.800°E / 41.167; 22.800
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitKilkis
MunicipalityKilkis
 • Municipal unit81.2 km2 (31.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
1,404
 • Municipal unit density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΚΙ

HistoryEdit

Doirani was the site of much Greek-Bulgarian inter-ethnic fighting during the Macedonian Struggle in the early 20th century. Konstantinos Papagiannakis from Doirani was the most prominent Greek Macedonian fighter in the area.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  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. ^ In Greek: Obscure Native Macedonian Fighters" Company of Macedonian Studies (CMS), University Studio Press, Thessaloniki, 2008]