Haemimontus

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Province of Haemimontus
Provincia Haemimonti
ἐπαρχία Αἱμίμοντος
Province of the Roman Empire
c. 293 – 640s
Location of Haemimontus
Haemimontus within the Diocese of Thrace c. 400.
Capital Adrianople
Historical era Late Antiquity
 •  Diocletian's provincial reforms c. 293
 •  Thematic reforms 640s
Today part of  Bulgaria
 Greece
 Turkey

Haemimontus (Greek: ἐπαρχία Αἱμίμοντος) was a late Roman and early Byzantine province, situated in northeastern Thrace. It was subordinate to the Diocese of Thrace and to the praetorian prefecture of the East. Its capital was Adrianople, and it was headed by a praeses. The province was superseded by the Theme of Thrace during the 7th century, but survived as an Orthodox ecclesiastical metropolis until late Byzantine times.

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Hemimont Plateau in Graham Land, Antarctica is named after the province.[1]

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  • Soustal, Peter (1991). Tabula Imperii Byzantini, Band 6: Thrakien (Thrakē, Rodopē und Haimimontos) (in German). Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. pp. 47–49, 63, 126–128. ISBN 3-7001-1898-8.