Chandras

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Chandras
Χανδράς
Chandras is located in Greece
Chandras
Chandras
Coordinates: 41°31′N 26°18′E / 41.517°N 26.300°E / 41.517; 26.300Coordinates: 41°31′N 26°18′E / 41.517°N 26.300°E / 41.517; 26.300
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Orestiada
Municipal unit Orestiada
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 209
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration OP

Chandras (Greek: Χανδράς) is a village in the municipality of Orestiada in the northern part of the Evros regional unit in Greece. It is situated in the low hills between the rivers Ardas and Erythropotamos, about 20 km west of the centre of Orestiada. The nearest larger villages are Megali Doxipara to its southwest and Valtos to its northeast.

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Year Population
1981 322
1991 287
2001 223
2011 209

History[edit]

Before 1913 it was ruled by the Ottomans. 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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