Stavroupoli, Xanthi

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Stavroupoli
Σταυρούπολη
Stavroupoli is located in Greece
Stavroupoli
Stavroupoli
Coordinates: 41°12′N 24°42′E / 41.200°N 24.700°E / 41.200; 24.700Coordinates: 41°12′N 24°42′E / 41.200°N 24.700°E / 41.200; 24.700
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Xanthi
Municipality Xanthi
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,090
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AH

Stavroupoli (Greek: Σταυρούπολη) is a village and a former municipality in the Xanthi regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Xanthi, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 3,090 (2001). Stavroupoli and Nestos Valley (Greek: Κοιλάδα του Νέστου) including Nestos River Tempi (Greek: Τέμπη του Νέστου) is a popular tour region and vacation target in North Greece.

The municipal unit Stavroupoli is subdivided into the communities Dafnonas, Gerakas, Karyofyto, Komnina, Neochori, Paschalia and Stavroupoli. The community Stavroupoli consists of the settlements Stavroupoli, Lykodromi, Kallithea and Margariti.

During the Bulgarian occupation of the region in World War II from 1941 to 1944, the village was renamed Krastopole Bulgarian: Кръстополе and was infamous as the location of the Krastopole or Enikyoy concentration camp where Bulgarian Communist Party workers and other left-wing enemies of the ruling regime were interned.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Концентрационни лагери". Българска енциклопедия А–Я (in Bulgarian). БАН, Труд, Сирма. 2002. ISBN 954-8104-08-3. 

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