Pedino Kilkis


Pedino Kilkis

Pedino (Greek Πεδινο), is a village in the Kilkis Prefecture, Greece, with a population of 1084 inhabitants as per the 2001 National Census [http://www.statistics.gr/table_menu_per_year.asp?Dnid=%20-%20Μόνιμος,%20Πραγματικός%20%20και%20Νόμιμος%20πληθυσμός&SSnid=%20-%20Απογραφη%20Πληθυσμου%202001&sb=SAP_1&year=2001&timeseries=0&dt=0] . There were approx 1400 registered voters in the 2006 local elections. However, many voters reside in the big nearby cities of Kilkis and Thessaloniki and retain their voting rights to the village.

The village is comprised of a very big population of Greek Thracians (Θρακιωτες) from the area of Eastern Thrace, or Eastern Romylia as it also known. A majority emigrated to Pedino from the villages Νεο Γεννηκιο, Aivali, Alepli & Koumbourlari, Eastern Thrace. The exact location of the villages in Turkey is not known but they are close to Saranta Ekklisies (Σαράντα Εκκλησίες, Kırklareli in Turkish). The new village was established by refugees, mostly as part of the Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923 Exchange of Greek Orthodox and Muslim Populations, in addition to any refugees fleeing Turkish persecution after the 1922 Greek military campaign in Asia Minor. The village is now part of the Council of Gallikos along with the villages of Nea Santa, Galliko, Kambani, Mandres and other smaller villages. The Council's population breakdown as per the 2001 census is as follows:

*Χρυσόπετρα/ Chrisopetra 140,
*Fanari 120,
*Γαλλικός/ Gallikos 1.155,
*Καμπάνης/ Kabani 1.399,
*Λαοδικηνόν/ Laodikinon, 247,
*Μάνδραι/ Mandres, 597
*Μύλος/ Milos 53,
*Νέα Σάντα/ Nea Santa 1.538,
*Παντελεήμων/ Panteleimon 358,
*Πεδινόν/ Pedino 1.084,
*Πέρινθος/ Perinthos 45,
*Περιστέριον/ Peristerion 146,
*Πυργωτός/ Pyrgotos 213,

Pedino was build in the location of the old village of Hasanova or  Hasan Obasi [http://www.worldcitydb.com/kilkis_in_greece_state.html] .

The Economy of the village until the 1970's was agricultural, mainly production of wheat and barley. In the last 20-30 years the village has seen growth in other less traditional industries.

The village is noted for its clean and tidy streets and nice houses. At least this is what the inhabitants would like to think. There is a primary school serving approximately 80 children.

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* [http://www.pedino.gr Pedino Kilkis Official Website]


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