Tuminec

Tuminec is a village just north of the Albanian portion of Lake Prespa in the Pustec Municipality of the Korçë County.The village of Konjsko is opposite the Albania-Macedonia border from Tuminec.

According to archaeological evidence found in 2011, the Tuminec area was inhabited during Neolithic times.

The nearby Church of the Holy Mother of God, a rock church, was built in the 14th century.

Following the Ilinden Uprising of 1903, Tuminec came under the Bulgarian Exarchate. According to a survey two years later, the villages population consisted of 520 Christians.

Until 1970, the official Albanian name for the village was Bezmisht, it then became Kallamas. In 2013, the official name was changed back to Tuminec.

According to Yugoslav sources from 1981, the village was populated exclusively by Macedonians.

A 2007 estimate put the village population around 950 to 1,000 residents.

Tuminec is the nearest village to the Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of God, situated on a rocky ridge about 10 meters from the Macedonian border. Some of the older paintings in the church date from the 18th century. It is also home to the Church of St Demetrius.

Tuminec has a football club, FK Tuminec, that competes with other villages in the Prespa area of Pustec.

The majority of the population are ethnic Macedonians.



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