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Braila


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Author: KONTOGEORGIS DIMITRIOS

Table 1

Composition of the Greek population of Braila by place of origin (1914)

Place of origin

Number

Percentage

Cephalonia

863

38%

Cyclades

248

11%

Ithaca

245

11%

Athens-Piraeus

167

7%

Macedonia

127

6%

Epirus

121

5%

Peloponnesus

113

5%

Central Greece

82

4%

Other Ionian Islands

79

3%

Northern Sporades/Magnesia

67

3%

Spetses-Hydra

58

3%

Northern Aegean Islands

49

2%

Other

61

3%

Source: Greek Legation, Bucharest/Register of the Greek Consulate at Braila, 1914-1917.

Table 2

Composition of the Greek population of Braila by profession (1914)

Profession

Number

Percentage

Observations

Workers

397

17,4%

Workers, porters, builders.

Employees

379

16,6%

Shop assistants, foremen etc.

Ship-captains

298

13,1%

 

Seafarers

282

12,35%

Sailors, engineers, pilots, etc.

Large scale merchants/shipowners/industrialists

196

8,6%

This category includes also 35 ship-owners, 6 industrialists, 16 merchants-brokers, two bankers.

No data provided

161

7%

 

Bakers

123

5,4%

 

Small scale traders

122

5,3%

Butchers, milk traders, grocers etc.

Various

100

4,4%

 

Artisans

80

3,5%

Carpenters, cobblers, goldsmiths etc.

Agriculturists/peasants

73

3,2%

 

Coffee shop owners

50

2,2%

 

Servants

21

0,9%

 

Source: Greek Legation, Bucharest/Register of the Greek Consulate at Braila, 1914-1917.

Table 3

Composition of the Greek seafarers/sailors of Braila by place of origin (1914)

Place of origin

Number

Percentage %

Cephalonia

116

41,1

Ithaca

45

16,0

Cyclades

42

14,9

Athens

18

6,4

Spetses- Hydra-Argolis

16

5,7

Skopelos

13

4,6

Other places

32

11,3

Source: Greek Legation, Bucharest/Register of the Greek Consulate at Braila, 1914-1917.

Table 4

Composition of the Greek captains (ship masters) of Braila by place of origin (1914)

Place of origin

Number

Percentage %

Cephalonia

144

48,3

Ithaca

87

29,2

Cyclades

24

8,0

Other Ionian islands

13

4,4

Other places

30

10,0

Source: Greek Legation, Bucharest/Register of the Greek Consulate at Braila, 1914-1917.


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