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Foufas (Greek: Φούφας, Bulgarian: Палеор, Paleor) is a village located in Mouriki municipal unit, Eordaia municipality, Kozani regional unit, within the Greek region of Macedonia. It is situated at an altitude of 670 meters above sea level. The postal code is 50005, while the telephone code is +30 24630. As of the 1991 census, the population was 827.[1]

History

In 1845 the Russian slavist Victor Grigorovich recorded Paliora as mainly Bulgarian village.[2] Stefan Verkovich, folklorist from Bosnia, noted in 1889 that there were 50 Bulgarian and 30 Turkish houses in Paleor.[3]

Captain Foufas

On May 11, 1907 during an armed clash with the local villagers the captain from Hellenic Army Foufas (Zaharias Papadas), commander of a Greek paramilitary squad, was killed. In 1932 the village was renamed Foufas (Fufas) after the nickname of Captain Papadas.

References

^ "FOUFAS (MRK), Village, EORDEA". gtp.gr. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
^ Григорович, В. Очеркъ путешествія по Европейской Турціи, Москва, 1877, стр.93.
^ Верковичъ, С.И. „Топографическо-этнографическій очеркъ Македоніи“. Санкт Петербург, 1889, стр.154.

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