The village of Lipintsi was made to change its name by the Greek government to Asvestopetra. It is about 7 kilometres south of the town Kajlari. It is on the ridge of the Sinjachiko Mountain on the southernmost part of the Kajlari Plain at 21 degrees 41 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 27 minutes latitude and 634 metres above sea level. Its area is about 20 square kilometres.

The village borders to the north with Kajlari, to the northeast with the village Durutovo, to the east with Boshovtsi, to the west with the village S'lpovo, and to the south with Sinjachiko Mountain.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War, about 1,310 residents lived in the village of whom 960 were Macedonians and 350 were Greek-Prosfigi migrants from Asia Minor. The residents were employed in agriculture, raising livestock, skilled trades and other occupations.

In the period 1946-49, the residents actively took part in the organization of NOF and in the armed ranks of DAG led by KPG with more than 80 active fighters. 19 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Andonov N Vanche
2. Achov V Luka
3. Delijanova V Angela
4. Karavchev D Spiro
5. Karavchev V Dimitri
6. Karajoani H Lena
7. Karapichev F Petre
8. Kirkas Pasko
9. Kodzhafilov G Nikola
10. Kodzhafilov Iljo
11. Kodzhafilov D Aleko
12. Kodzhafilov D Gjeorgi
13. Markov G Ahilea
14. Papalki V Todor
15. Papamanoli N Sotiraki
16. Papamarko S Stefo
17. Sotirev S Slave
18. Stakov V Trifun
19. Terziev T Slave

Of the fallen fighters who gave their young lives there were 17 men and 2 women.

After the Greek Civil War and the forced emigration from the area and forced settlement of new residents, the number of residents fell significantly. In the 1991 census it is recorded that there were 828 residents in the village.

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