Ellinochori, Evros

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Ellinochori is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°22′N 26°28′E / 41.367°N 26.467°E / 41.367; 26.467Coordinates: 41°22′N 26°28′E / 41.367°N 26.467°E / 41.367; 26.467
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Didymoteicho
Municipal unit Didymoteicho
 • Population 1,373 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ellinochori (Greek: Ελληνοχώρι meaning Greek town; formerly Βουλγάρκιοϊ,[2] Bulgarian: Булгаркьой or Балъ Булгаркьой, Turkish: Bulgarkoj or Balı-Bulgarköy, Bulgarian village) is a village in the northeastern part of the Evros regional unit in Greece. Ellinochori is part of the municipality of Didymoteicho. It is situated on the left bank of the river Erythropotamos, northwest of the centre of Didymoteicho. In 2011 its population was 593 for the village and 1,373 for the community, including the villages Lagos and Thyrea.


Year Population village Population community
1981 1,435 -
1991 854 -
2001 756 2,372
2011 593 1,373


The village was founded by the Ottoman Turks and named after its mostly Bulgarian population.[3] It was ceded to Bulgaria in 1915[4] along with the rest of the lower Evros (Maritsa) valley, but following the 1919 Treaty of Neuilly 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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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Old names of the villages of Didymoteicho
  3. ^ Ethnographie des Vilayets d'Andrinople, de Monastir et de Salonique, 1878, reprint in Bulgarian: „Македония и Одринско. Статистика на населението от 1873 г.“ Македонски научен институт, София, 1995, стр. 54-55
  4. ^ World War I: A - D.: Volume 1; 2005; p.241