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Aisymi is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°0′N 25°57′E / 41.000°N 25.950°E / 41.000; 25.950Coordinates: 41°0′N 25°57′E / 41.000°N 25.950°E / 41.000; 25.950
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Alexandroupoli
Municipal unit Alexandroupoli
Lowest elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 193
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code GR-680 11
Vehicle registration EB
Petko Voyvoda monument in Asimi-Doganhisar

Aisymi (Greek: Αισύμη, Bulgarian: Дуган Хисар, Dugan hisar, Turkish: Doğanhisar) is a village in the southern part of the Evros regional unit, Greece. It is located on the Greek National Road 53, about 20 km north of the city of Alexandroupoli. In 2011 its population was 193 for the village and 253 for the community, including the village Leptokarya.


Year Village population Community population
1981 671 -
1991 419 -
2001 267 389
2011 193 253


Aisymi dates back to the ancient times as an ancient settlement.[citation needed] With the rest of Western Thrace, it was ruled by the Ottoman Empire since the 14th century. It remained under Turkish rule until the Balkan Wars of 1913. At that time, Aisymi (then known as Doğanhisar, Dugan Hisar in Bulgarian) was a Bulgarian speaking village like many parts of today's Evros prefecture. The population in 1912 consisted of 400 Bulgarians.

After a brief period of Bulgarian rule between 1913 and 1919, it became part of Greece. As a result its Bulgarian and Turkish population was exchanged with Greek refugees, mainly from today's Turkey.

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