The changes of the name of Siatista that are known by history, from the first Kalivia to Armout-Kioi, to City of Siatisteon, to Siatista  follow and, up to a point, characterize its financial course through the time.

Therefore, the first name of the city was Kalivia (huts), because the huts were its characteristic. When the dorp is created, it is a dorp of shepherds that live in huts. With this name is referred in the archives of the Zaverdas Monastery (Zabourda). 

The second name of Siatista is the Turkish name Armud- Koy  (place of pears) and we find it during the end of the 16th century in the books of the first Turkish census. However, the unification of the name Armud- Koy and its use  means that our town by the end of the 16th century had changed character; it was not anymore a village of shepherds. 

In 1745 the city was called " Siatista city", as it is referred in a formal document of  Joseph, Patriarch of Achrida.

In private documents of the same period the name Siatista is met more often:

 As far as it concerns the etymology and the meaning of the name Siatista, several opinions have been articulated by researchers who had in mind something of the history and some special feature of our land. 

Therefore, i.e some of them, by making a connection with the first habitants, the "vlachous" shepherds they relate it with the Latin "sitis" = thirst, so, Siatista means, according to them, city with lack of water (rather impossible for the era of the first dorp).

Some others, by relating it with our history during the time of the Turkish domination, the natural entrenchment of the city, the absence of Turks, and the repulse of all the  invasions, they connect it with the Turkish word "set" (= fort). Recently another  researcher, relates the settlement of the people of Siatista in the cities of the Central Europe during the 17th and the 18th century and  their wealth  with the German words Schatz (= treasure) and Stadt (= city),  which pronounced together give our articulation of the city-name and remind the meaning of: flourochori (city of coins).

 However for us, Siatistians,  regardless to the theories and opinions and  how much and which of them is scientifically accurate, our city with its name means and it is the un-slaved  Siatista, the old Flourochori, the "beautiful and strange motherland", according to the words of the poet.

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