Pogoni (Greek: Πωγώνι, Aromanian: Pugon) is a municipality in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the village Kalpaki.[2] The municipality has an area of 701.059 km2.[3] Its population was 8,960 at the 2011 census.[1]

Πωγώνι (Greek)
Pugon (Aromanian)
Pogoni is located in Greece
Location within the region
Coordinates: 39°53′N 20°37′E / 39.883°N 20.617°E / 39.883; 20.617
Administrative regionEpirus
Regional unitIoannina
 • Municipality701.06 km2 (270.68 sq mi)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΙΝ

History edit

Pogoni was populated by the end of the Neolithic Age.[4] Historically, the region was inhabited by the ancient Greek tribe of the Molossians.[4] Along with the rest of Epirus, the area was annexed by the Kingdom of Greece in 1913 after the First Balkan War.[5] Pogoni was also home to the 268th Patriarch of Constantinople, Athenagoras I.[4]

Municipality edit

The municipality Pogoni was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 6 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Province edit

The province of Pogoni (Greek: Επαρχία Πωγωνίου) was one of the provinces of the Ioannina Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Pogoni, except the municipal units Ano Kalamas and Kalpaki. Its seat was the village Delvinaki.[6] It was abolished in 2006.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ a b c "Ιστορία [History]". Δήμος Πωγωνίου [Municipality of Pogoni] (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-09-27.
  5. ^ Law, Gwillim (2015-05-20). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998. McFarland. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-4766-0447-3.
  6. ^ "Detailed census results 1991" (PDF). (39 MB) (in Greek and French)

See also edit