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East Macedonia & Thrace

Traditional settlement of Samakov

The total area of the district is approximately 100 hectares. The number of properties is 260 with a total area of approximately 58 hectares and an average surface properties on the 220 sq. km. m As regards the origin of the word Samakov, there are three interpretations supported by several researchers. One version is that the word comes from the Saxon word “samakovi”, as the Saxons metallurgists named the heavy mechanical hammers powered by hydropower in their laboratories. In the second version, it is advocated that the word comes from the Bulgarian word Samos - Kovac which means “only - blacksmith “and in the third from the words Samos - cob, which is the root of the verb forge. In any case the name is related to mining activities, common to all Balkan Samakov.
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