Avas, Greece

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Avas
Άβας
Avas is located in Greece
Avas
Avas
Coordinates: 40°56′N 25°55′E / 40.933°N 25.917°E / 40.933; 25.917Coordinates: 40°56′N 25°55′E / 40.933°N 25.917°E / 40.933; 25.917
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Alexandroupoli
Municipal unit Alexandroupoli
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 527
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration EB

Avas or Avantas (Greek, modern: Άβαντας, katharevousa: Άβας, Bulgarian: Дервент, Turkish: Dervent) is a village in the southern part of the Evros regional unit, Greece. Avantas is located 10 km north of Alexandroupoli. It is on the Greek National Road 53 (Alexandroupoli - Mikro Dereio - Ormenio), between Alexandroupoli to the south and Aisymi to the north. In 2011 its population was 527.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1912 about 400
1981 555
1991 516
2001 497
2011 527

History[edit]

The village was founded by the Ottoman Turks. Its inhabitants were 3/4 Bulgarian and 1/4 Turkish before the Balkan Wars and the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922). According to professor Lyubomir Miletich, the 1912 population contained 320 Bulgarian families.[2] Refugees from east of the Evros river and from Asia Minor arrived into the village. Its name was changed from the Turkish Dervent to the current Avas.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Любомиръ Милетич. Разорението на тракийскитe българи през 1913 година, Българска Академия на Науките, София, Държавна Печатница, 1918, стр. 295.

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