Coordinates: 40°31.3′N 21°33.3′E / 40.5217°N 21.5550°E / 40.5217; 21.5550Coordinates: 40°31.3′N 21°33.3′E / 40.5217°N 21.5550°E / 40.5217; 21.5550
Country Greece
Administrative region West Macedonia
Regional unit Kozani
Municipality Eordaia
Municipal unit Mouriki
Highest elevation 695 m (2,280 ft)
Lowest elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
  Population 575 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 500 05
Area code(s) +30-2463-xxx-xxx
Vehicle registration ΚΖ

Foufas, known before 1927 as Paleor (Παλαιοχώρι), (Greek: Φούφας, Bulgarian: Палеор, Paleor) is a village is a village and a community of the Eordaia municipality.[2] Before the 2011 local government reform it was part of the municipality of Mouriki, of which it was a municipal district.[2] The 2011 census recorded 575 inhabitants in the village.[1]


In 1845 the Russian slavist Victor Grigorovich recorded Paliora as mainly Bulgarian village.[3] Stefan Verkovich, folklorist from Bosnia, noted in 1889 that there were 50 Bulgarian and 30 Turkish houses in Paleor.[4] 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.


  1. 1 2 "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. 1 2 Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. Григорович, В. Очеркъ путешествія по Европейской Турціи, Москва, 1877, стр.93.
  4. Верковичъ, С.И. „Топографическо-этнографическій очеркъ Македоніи“. Санкт Петербург, 1889, стр.154.
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