The village of Sveta Petka was made to change its name by the Greek
government to Agija Paraskevi. It is about 13 kilometres northwest of
Lerin on the ridge of the Baba Mountain near the Greek - Macedonian
border. It is at 21 degrees 23 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 52 minutes
latitude and 682 metres above sea level. Its area is about 6 square
The village borders to the northeast with Negochani, to the east with
Klabuchishta, to the south with Bitusha, to the southwest with Opsiriniom,
and to the northwest with the Macedonian border. The Mala River runs
through the village dividing it into two.
Before the start of the Greek Civil War there were about 690 Macedonian
residents in the village. They were employed in agriculture and raising
During the Greek Civil War, the residents took little part in the organization
of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with only 2 active fighters. Unfortunately
both gave their lives.
1. Simejanov Lazar
2. Srbinov Mihail
After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration
to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. The 1991
census recorded 206 residents.
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