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Skra, Kilkis

The memorial in Skra commemorating the Battle of Skra-di-Legen.

Skra (Greek: Σκρα ), before 1926 Loumitsa (Romanian: Liumniţa ) is a village in the municipality of Paionia, Kilkis regional unit of Greece.

In 2011 its population was 187. It is situated 10 km south of the border with the Republic of Macedonia and its altitude is 548 m.

The village is best known for the Battle of Skra-di-Legen of May 1918. The village has a monument and museum dedicated to the battle.

Before the First World War, the village was much larger and inhabited mainly by Megleno-Romanians.

According to the book "Macedonia — ethnography and statistics" by Vasil Kanchov, there were 2,600 Megleno-Romanian inhabitants in the village in 1900.

References

  • Greece.com
  • "Македония. Етнография и статистика"' (Macedonia — ethnography and statistics 1900).

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