Filotas (Greek: Φιλώτας, before 1927: Τσαλτζιλάρ - Tsaltzilar;[2] Bulgarian: Чалджиево, Chaldzhievo) is a village and a former municipality in Florina regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Amyntaio, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 132.495 km2.[4] Population 4,524 (2011).

Filotas
Φιλώτας
Filotas is located in Greece
Filotas
Filotas
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 40°38′N 21°42′E / 40.633°N 21.700°E / 40.633; 21.700Coordinates: 40°38′N 21°42′E / 40.633°N 21.700°E / 40.633; 21.700
CountryGreece
Administrative regionWest Macedonia
Regional unitFlorina
MunicipalityAmyntaio
 • Municipal unit132.5 km2 (51.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
4,524
 • Municipal unit density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Community
 • Population1,772 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΡΑ

DemographicsEdit

The Greek census (1920) recorded 2,137 people in the village and in 1923 there were 2,100 inhabitants who were Muslim.[5] Following the Greek-Turkish population exchange, in 1926 within Tsaltzilar there were refugee families from East Thrace (393), Asia Minor (60) and the Caucasus (106).[5] The Greek census (1928) recorded 1893 village inhabitants.[5] There were 539 refugee families (2,188 people) in 1928.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Name Changes of Settlements in Greece: Tsaltzilar – Filotas". Pandektis. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ a b c d Pelagidis, Efstathios (1992). Η αποκατάσταση των προσφύγων στη Δυτική Μακεδονία (1923-1930) [The rehabilitation of refugees in Western Macedonia: 1923-1930] (Ph.D.). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. p. 75. Retrieved 30 March 2022.