The village of Klabuchishta was forcibly made to change its name by the Greek government to Poliplatanon. It is a part of the Lerin region and about 12 kiometres north of the town. It is on the Lerin plain at the southern part of the Pelagonija valley near the Greek-Macedonian border at 21 degrees 25 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 53 minutes latitude. It is 608 metres above sea level and about 10 square kilometres in area.

The village borders with to the north with the village Negochani, to the east with the villages Kavkaz and Dolno Kalenik, to the southeast with the village Gorno Kalenik, to the south with the village Dolno Kleshtino and to the west with the village Sveta Petka.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War it had about 980 residents of whom 795 were Macedonians and 185 Greek (Prosfigi from Kavkaz). The residents were employed in agriculture and less so with raising livestock and other necessary trades.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents took little part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG led by KPG. They had 6 active fighters and 2 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Dishlakov Pavle
2. Miskov Danail

After the Greek Civil War and the forced emigration from the village Klabuchishta, the number of residents fell significantly. In the official census in Greece in 1991 it was recorded that there were 369 residents in the village.

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