Zeytinliköy, Gökçeada

Zeytinliköy, also known by its former Greek name Agios Theodoros (Greek: Άγιος Θεόδωρος; literally meaning Saint Theodoros), is a village on the island of Imbros in northwestern Turkey.

Zeytinliköy

Άγιος Θεόδωρος
Village
Traditional houses of the village
Traditional houses of the village
Zeytinliköy is located in Turkey
Zeytinliköy
Zeytinliköy
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°11′N 25°52′E / 40.183°N 25.867°E / 40.183; 25.867Coordinates: 40°11′N 25°52′E / 40.183°N 25.867°E / 40.183; 25.867
Country Turkey
ProvinceÇanakkale Province
DistrictGökçeada
Government
 • MayorEfstratios Zuni
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total135
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
17762
Area code(s)0286
Licence plate17

GeographyEdit

It is located just 3km west of the only town of the island, Çınarlı (or in Greek Panagia Balomeni), and 10km west from the central port of the island.[1] It stands at an altitude of approximately 100m nearby Kastri hill.

History & DemographicsEdit

The village is one of the oldest settlements of the island of Imbros that is still inhabited.[1] There are 3 Greek Orthodox Churches in the village.[2] The village had a total population of 135 in 2018, a notable increase since 2007, when it only had 86 inhabitants.[3] It is one of the few predominantly Greek Orthodox settlements in Turkey, with the Greek population ranging at around 80%, and has a Greek mayor, Efstratios Zounis.[4][5] A Greek minority primary school and kindergarten are operating in the village.[4][6]

Evolution of population of the village:[3]

Year Population
2007 86
2010 96
2013 124
2016 144
2018 135

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Άγιοι Θεόδωροι". www.imbrosunion.com. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  2. ^ Google Maps
  3. ^ a b ÇANAKKALE GÖKÇEADA ZEYTİNLİKÖY KÖYÜ YILLARA GÖRE NÜFUS VERİLERİ, www.nufusune.com
  4. ^ a b Ο αγώνας για το γυμνάσιο της Ίμβρου, Official Website of Kathimerini
  5. ^ Merkezi, Haber, ÇANAKKALE, 2015, www.muhtarlarkonfederasyonu.org
  6. ^ Συγκίνηση στην Ίμβρο: 47 Έλληνες μαθητές αποφοίτησαν από τα σχολεία, 14 June 2019, www.pontos-news.gr
  7. ^ Vorilla, Georgia, Σπύρος Μελετζής: Ο Ίμβριος φωτογράφος της Αντίστασης, 14 November 2014, www.pontos-news.gr
  8. ^ Σπύρος Μελετζής: Ο «φακός» της Εθνικής Αντίστασης - Συγκλονιστικά ντοκουμέντα, 13 November 2017, www.alfavita.gr