Kyriaki, Evros

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Kyriaki
Κυριακή
Kyriaki is located in Greece
Kyriaki
Kyriaki
Coordinates: 41°18′N 26°12′E / 41.300°N 26.200°E / 41.300; 26.200Coordinates: 41°18′N 26°12′E / 41.300°N 26.200°E / 41.300; 26.200
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Soufli
Municipal unit Orfeas
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 100
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kyriaki (Greek: Κυριακή) is a village in the central part of the Evros regional unit in Greece, in the municipal unit of Orfeas of the municipality Soufli. With 100 inhabitants (2011 census) it is the least populated community in the municipal unit. Kyriaki is in a valley in the wooded Eastern Rhodope Mountains, 15 km southeast of the Bulgarian-Greek border. It is situated between the villages Mikro Dereio and Protokklisi.

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Year Population
1878 350
1912 230
1920 150
1981 258
1991 219
2001 163
2011 100

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The village was founded by the Ottoman Turks in the 14th century, it was known as Kayadjik(Turkish: Kayajik). Its population was 310 Bulgarian families in 1830, 236 families (houses) in 1878, and 230 families in 1912. According to professor Lyubomir Miletich, the 1912 population had around 200 Bulgarian families. 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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