Feres, Evros

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For the municipality in the Magnesia prefecture, see Feres, Magnesia.
Feres
Φέρες
Waterfall and pool close to the town center
Waterfall and pool close to the town center
Location
Feres is located in Greece
Feres
Feres
Coordinates 40°52′N 26°10′E / 40.867°N 26.167°E / 40.867; 26.167Coordinates: 40°52′N 26°10′E / 40.867°N 26.167°E / 40.867; 26.167
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit: Evros
Municipality: Alexandroupoli
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 9,839
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–30 m ­(0–98 ft)
Postal code: 685 00
Auto: EB
Website
www.feres.gr
www.evrosferes.gr

Feres (Greek: Φέρες) is a town and a former municipality in the Evros regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Alexandroupoli, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 9,839 (2001). Feres is linked with the GR-2 or the Via Egnatia (Alexandroupoli - Kavala - Thessaloniki - Kozani - Igoumenitsa) and the GR-51 (Alexandroupoli - Orestiada - Ormenio. The Evros river along with Turkey is to the east and also includes the entire delta to the south.

Feres wαs founded in the 11th century by the Byzantine Greek emperor Isaac I Komnenos. Like the rest of the Greek mainland, it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in the Middle Ages, until it was taken by Bulgaria in 1913 following Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913, but it was eventually liberated by the Greek Army in 1920.

The municipality was created in 1986 and included the communities of Ardanio, Doriskos, Feres and Itea. Under the Capodistrian Plan (2539/1997) in 1997, the old communities of Peplos and Tryfilli joined the municipality.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit Feres is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Population[edit]

Year Village population Municipality population
1981 5,309 -
1991 4,657 -
2001 5,206 9,839

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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