Feres, Evros

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Feres is located in Greece
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
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Alexandroupoli
Municipality established 1986
 • Municipal unit 411.2 km2 (158.8 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 8,551
 • Municipal unit density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
 • Population 5,659 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 685 00
Vehicle registration EB
Website www.feres.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] The municipal unit has an area of 411.160 km2.[3] Population 8,551 (2011). 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 was 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. In 1920, as a result of the Treaty of Neuilly and subsequent agreements, the town was given to Greece.

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.[4]


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


Year Village population Municipality population
1981 5,309 -
1991 4,657 -
2001 5,206 9,839
2011 5,457 8,551

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 
  4. ^ EETAA local government changes

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