Location within the regional unit
Coordinates: 41°09′51″N 22°40′08″E / 41.1642°N 22.6689°E / 41.1642; 22.6689Coordinates: 41°09′51″N 22°40′08″E / 41.1642°N 22.6689°E / 41.1642; 22.6689
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitKilkis
Municipal unitPolykastro
17 m (56 ft)
 • Population44 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
612 00
Area code(s)23430
Vehicle registrationKI

Korona (Greek: Κορώνα) is a village in Kilkis regional unit of Central Macedonia, Greece. It is situated in the municipal unit of Polykastro, in the Paionia municipality, within the Kilkis region of Central Macedonia. According to the 2011 census has a population of 44 permanent residents.[2]

The old name of the village was Krastali (Greek: Κράσταλη), until it changed to its current name in 1926.[3][4]

In the early twentieth century Krastali was a Turkish village in the Gevgelija said of the Ottoman Empire. After the Second Balkan War in 1913 the village was under Greek sovereignty. Its population emigrated to Turkey and was replaced by Greek refugees who resettled there. In 1928 the village was entirely refugee with 32 families and 91 refugees.[5]

The village is situated at the foot of the ominous hill (altitude 665 m.), the top of which is the border between Greece and Northern Macedonia. The name of the hill is due to the First World War, when the French named the hill (French: Grand Couronne). This translates as - Greek: Μεγάλη κορώνα - hence the new name of the village.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ αποτελεσμάτων ΜΟΝΙΜΟΥ πληθυσμού απογραφής 2011" [FEK results of PERMANENT population census 2011]. Hellenic Statistical Authority. 20 March 2014. image 40 of 432 marked as "page 10504". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  3. ^ "Λιθοξόου, Δημήτρης. Μετονομασίες των οικισμών της Μακεδονίας 1919 - 1971" [LITHOXOU, Dimitris. Renamed settlements of Macedonia 1919 - 1971] (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
  4. ^ "Διοικητικές Μεταβολές Οικισμών" [Administrative Changes of Settlements]. ΕΕΤΑΑ (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  5. ^ "Κατάλογος των προσφυγικών συνοικισμών της Μακεδονίας σύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία της Επιτροπής Αποκαταστάσεως Προσφύγων (ΕΑΠ) έτος 1928" [List of refugee settlements in Macedonia according to the data of the Committee for the Rehabilitation of Refugees (EAP) year 1928] (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-06-30.

Link to "Map of the actions of Horseshoe Hill and Petit Couronne" Emerald Hill & Krastali are in the top left, with Bujuklu & Hill 420 visible 4km to the south