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The Balkan Peninsula is a geographic area in southeastern Europe. 13 countries in total are lying on the Peninsula, but some countries such as Italy have only very small piece of land there. This list will only contain centenarians from the countries that have a large part of the territory on the Peninsula.

(Map source: www.sovereignlimits.com)

 

Oldest living people (as of 9 March 2022)

Name, date of birth, age, residence, [birth country], [male?], last confirmation

Red - unvalidated supercentenarian

Orange - questionable claim

Pink - debunked claim

 

🇦🇱 Albania (>99%)

  • Qamile Marra, (b. 19 Aug 1909?), 112, Kuçovë [28/2/2021]
  • Zenepe Pirani, (b. 10 May 1910), 111, Shkodra (born in Montenegro) [3/2021]
  • Zyber Carja, (b. 1915), 106, Librazhd (male) [25/4/2021]

🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina (>99%)

  • Ajka Lokmić, (b. 4 May 1914), 107, Sarajevo [9/4/2021]

🇧🇬 Bulgaria (>99%)

  • Todor Karagogov, (b. 6 Dec 1913), 108, (male) [6/12/2020 - near limbo]
  • Pena Dimitrova Pashova, (b. 2 Feb 1915), 107, Dragomir (Saedinenie) [2/2/2021]

🇭🇷 Croatia (40-50%)

  • Anđela Šoštarić, (b. 2 Aug 1913), 108, Zagreb [5/8/2021]
  • Mara Gabelica, (b. 8 Sept 1914), 107, Zmijanci [24/4/2021]
  • Milka Bauković, (b. 5 Feb 1915), 107, Okučani [5/2/2022]
  • Margarita Dorkin, (b. 10 Oct 1915), 106, Zadar [11/10/2021]

🇬🇷 Greece (80-95%)

  • Ioanna Proiou-Dimitriadou, (b. 2 July 1911), 110, Athens [13/7/2021]
  • Melanthia, (b. 9 Jun 1914), 107, Magarikari (Crete) [21/8/2020 - limbo]
  • Panagioula Stefanidaki, (b. 15 Oct 1914), 107, Corfu [15/6/2021]
  • Paressa Orfanidou, (b. 18 Sep 1915), 106, Livadochori (born in Trabzon, Turkey) [11/10/2021]
  • Anthí Oikonomídi Katsoúli, (b. 1915), 106, Arta [30/4/2021]
  • Garifallii Golgari, (b. 3 Feb 1916), 106, Magnesia [8/1/2022]

🇽🇰 "Kosovo" (>99%)

  • Xhezide Aliu, (b. 5 Aug 1913), 108, Stančić [8/12/2021]
  • Xhevahire Mustafa, (b. 28 Aug 1913), 108, Prizren [17/10/2021]
  • Bahtije Idrizi, (b. 7 May 1915), 106, Kosovska Mitrovica [7/5/2021]

🇲🇪 Montenegro (>99%)

  • Mileva Tomović, (b. 12 June 1916), 105, Podgorica [30/12/2021]

🇲🇰 North Macedonia (>99%)

  • Fikrije Loki, (b. 10 Jan 1914), 108, Tetovo (born in Kosovo) [15/11/2021]

🇷🇸 Serbia (60-80%)

  • Đurđa Stojković, (b. 20 Oct 1913), 108, Radovnica [7/12/2021]
  • Ilona Kovač, (b. 15 Oct 1914), 107, Novi Sad [15/10/2021]
  • Živan Popović, (b. 30 Jan 1917), 105, Latvica (male) [25/2/2022]

 

Emmigrants:

  • Marija Ruljančić, (b. 13 June 1913), 108, Vis (Croatia)/Western Australia (Australia) 🇭🇷🇦🇺 [17/6/2020]
  • Antonia Paliaga, (b. 20 July 1913), 108, Istria (Croatia)/Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 🇭🇷🇮🇹 [19/2/2021]
  • Maria Carpatachi, (b. 14 Oct 1913), 108, Symi, Rhodes (Greece)/Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 🇬🇷🇮🇹 [22/10/2021]

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Milka Bauković of Okučani, Brod-Posavina, Croatia, celebrated her 107th birthday on 5 February 2022.

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Oldest living people in the Balkans (107+)
 
Red - Unvalidated
Black - Under 110
 
Ioanna Proiou-Dimitriadou ,F, (2 July 1911), 110 years, Grece
 
Tamara Krutikov,F, (27 Mar 1912),  110 years, Ukraine/Serbia
 
Nurie Dermendzieva , F, (12 Oct 1912), 109 years, Bulgaria
 
Maria Mihai ,(5 Jan 1913) ,F, 109 years, Romania
 
Anđela Šoštarić , F, (2 Aug 1913), 108 years, Croatia
 
Xhezide Aliu, F, (5 Aug 1913), 108 years, Kosovo
 
Xhevahire Mustafa, F, (28 Aug 1913),  108 years, Kosovo
 
Djurdja Stojković, F, (20 Oct 1913), 108 years, Serbia
 
Anonymoys ,F, (2 Jan 1914), 108 years, Albania
 
Fikrije Loki, F, (10 Jan 1914), 108 years, Kosovo/North Macedonia
 
Constantin Hertoiu, M, (28 Feb 1914), 108 years, Romania
 
Ajka Lokmić , F, (4 May 1914), 107 years, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Mara Gabelica , F, (8 Sept 1914), 107 years, Croatia
 
Baci Ramiz, M, (10 Oct 1914), 107 years, North Macedonia
 
Ilona Kovač, F, (15 Oct 1914), 107 years, Serbia
 
Panagioula Stefanidaki, F, (15 Oct 1914), 107 years, Grece
 
Milka Bauković, F, (5 Feb 1915), 107 years, Croatia/Serbia
 
Viorica Hogas, F, (9 Feb 1915), 107 years, Romania
 
Bahtije Idrizi , F, (6 May 1915), 107 years, Kosovo
 
Constantin Nastase , M, (3 June 1915), 107 years, Romania
 
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Oldest living men in the Balkans (105+) 
 
 
Constantin Hertoiu (28 Feb 1914), 108 years, ROMANIA
 
Baci Ramiz (10 Oct 1914), 107 years, NORTH MACEDONIA
 
Constantin Nastase (3 June 1915), 107 years, ROMANIA
 
Iosif Rus (28 Oct 1915),  106 years, ROMANIA
 
• Xhemail Rustemi (19 Feb 1916),  106 years, NORTH MACEDONIA
 
Stojco Ivanov Stojcev (19 Apr 1916), 106 years,  BULGARIA
 
Mihai Sora (7 Nov 1916),  105 years, ROMANIA
 
Zivan Popovic (30 Jan 1917), 105 years, SERBIA
 
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Todor Karagogov (Born 06.12.1913) Last confirmed alive on 7 December 2020, at 107. If he is still alive he is currently the oldest man in the Balkans and the oldest person in Bulgaria.

Can anyone check that. this is the Facebook page of his great-grandson Alexander.

 

He passed away on or prior to 3 May 2021 at the age of 107.

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Todor Karagogov died on 3 May 2021,  ok, Is it known who is currently the oldest living person in Bulgaria, Pena Pashova Last confirmed alive on her 106th birthday 02.02.2021, the question is whether she is still alive, there is no report of her death, and also not confirmed on her 107th Birthday 2022. (No confirmation).

If Pena Pashova is no longer alive, then Stojco Ivanov Stojcev is from the municipality of Nova Zagora, Nova is the OLDEST LIVING PERSON and a MAN IN Bulgaria. Source 105

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RankName Sex  Birth AgeCountry
      
 12Stavroula KaramanouF29 Jun 1914107 years, 255 daysGRECE
      
      

 Mrs Karamanou passed away in late July 2021. 

https://farkadonaday.gr/apeviose-i-stavroula-karamanou-apo-tin-farkadona/

There is also an old photo of her in this link. It has a stamp of "Kingdom of Greece", so it's 1973 or before.


   
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🇬🇷 Greece (80-95%)

  • Ioanna Proiou-Dimitriadou, (b. 2 July 1911), 110, Athens [13/7/2021]
  • Melanthia, (b. 9 Jun 1914), 107, Magarikari (Crete) [21/8/2020 - limbo]
  • Panagioula Stefanidaki, (b. 15 Oct 1914), 107, Corfu [15/6/2021]
  • Paressa Orfanidou, (b. 18 Sep 1915), 106, Livadochori (born in Trabzon, Turkey) [11/10/2021]
  • Anthí Oikonomídi Katsoúli, (b. 1915), 106, Arta [30/4/2021]
  • Garifallii Golgari, (b. 3 Feb 1916), 106, Magnesia [8/1/2022]
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Mrs Melanthia died in late December 2020. Her full name is Melanthia Kanavaki. 

https://e-mesara.gr/179567-2/?fbclid=IwAR3hIi5ZKYoQBK3lG4XuNwjdW281bgXoZfPULlQLFsqtNUQKavw2Ak8rdhA

At the time, her two sisters were still alive at 102 and 93. In the summer of 2020 Melanthia met again with her youngest sister who lives in another village and photos and videos of them were published. 

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Also there is a newer update for mrs Paressa Orfanidou from January 2022. She was given the third dose of the vaccine against covid. and she encouraged all people to be vaccinated. 

https://www.in.gr/2022/01/27/plus/interviews/paressa-orfanidou-na-kanoun-oloi-emvolio/

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The name of the last woman is Garyfallia Voulgari. She passed away on late February 2022.

https://www.newsit.gr/topikes-eidhseis/volos-pethane-sta-106-i-garyfallia-voulgari-i-mera-pou-egine-kentriko-thema-syzitisis-sti-xora/3478956/


   
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@pavlos123 Then there are not many people in Greece 106+ that number seems to have fallen sharply. Exactly how many people live 106+ currently living in Greece, it turns out only three.


   
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@pavlos123 Then there are not many people in Greece 106+ that number seems to have fallen sharply. Exactly how many people live 106+ currently living in Greece, it turns out only three.

There are listed 4 people now (though I am not sure about Anthi Oikonomidi, there is no recent update). 

I don't think these are the only 106+ persons in Greece. These are the cases which have been made public and we have found them. Many semi-supercentenarians don't come in the news until their death, or they probably don't come at all.


   
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@pavlos123  Anthi Oikonomidi Last confirmed alive in December 2021, if there is no report of death, then she is probably still alive,

Source . 13.12.2021. The exact date of birth is not mentioned, is it known from another source from Greece.


   
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Anonymoys of Tirana, Albania (b.02.01.1914) 108th Birthday in 2022.

Source: 3.Jan2022. on Facebook

It was announced by her neighbor, he confirmed to me yesterday that he was alive on April 5, 2022, at 108, Her name is Hallen.


   
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