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KASTORIA (Turkish Kesrie)

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 695 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KASTORIA (Turkish Kesrie), a city of Macedonia, European Turkey, in the vilayet of Monastir, 45 M. S. by W. of Monastir (Bitolia). Pop. (1905), about ro,000, one-third of whom are Greeks, one-third Slays, and the remainder Albanians or Turks. Kastoria occupies part of a peninsula on the western shore of Lake Kastoria, which here receives from the north its affluent the Zhelova. The lake is formed in a deep hollow surrounded by limestone mountains, and is drained on the south by the Bistritza, a large river which flows S.E. nearly to the Greek frontier, then sharply turns N.E., and finally enters the Gulf of Salonica. The lake has an area of 20 sq. M., and is 2850 ft. above sea-level. Kastoria is the seat of an Orthodox archbishop. It is usually identified with the ancient Celetrum, captured by the Romans under Sulpicius, during the first Macedonian campaign, 200 B.C., the Luba-Lunda group of Bantus. It is a highly mineralized region, being specially rich in copper ore. Gold, iron and tin are also mined. Katanga is bounded S. and S.E. by Northern Rhodesia, and British capital is largely interested in the development of its resources, the administration of the territory being entrusted to a committee on which British members have seats. Direct railway communication with Cape Town and Beira was established in 1909. There is also a rail and river service via the Congo to the west coast. (See CONGO FREE STATE.)
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Your information is totally wrong. I dont know the connection between Kesrie and Kastoria, but I know that Kastoria is a town in Greece and more specificaly in the northern part of Greece called Macedonia. Also the population is 100% Greeks. Probably you should do a resenath and correct you article. Regards
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