Pogonianí ( Greek: Πωγωνιανή ) is a community, population 880 (2001) in the prefecture of Ioannina, Epirus, Greece close to Albania. It is best known in Greece as the birthplace of the current President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias.
During the period prior to the First World War the British member of the International Commission that was responsible of the delination of the Greek-Albanian border noticed that the villages that were ceded to Albania, which consist of the northern portion of Pogoniani are entirely Greek-speaking.
Division of the community
Dolo is a mountain village (alt. c. 800 m) on the mountain Koutsokrano, near the gorge of Kouvara. In the past the village was known as Deli (a slavic name)
Pogoniani is a mountain village (alt c. 750 m) on the mountain Vostovo, 67 km from Ioannina and 15 km NW of Delvinaki. In the past Pogoniani was known as Vostina
1 ^ British documents on the origins of the war, 1898-1914 ,. H.M.S.O., 1926, p. 184: "Frontier as laid down cut off small northern portion of Pogoniani district which contained Greek villages and was entirely Greek-speaking"