Lavara

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Flag of rebels of Lavara during the Greek War of Independence
Lavara
Λάβαρα
Lavara is located in Greece
Lavara
Lavara
Coordinates: 41°16′N 26°23′E / 41.267°N 26.383°E / 41.267; 26.383Coordinates: 41°16′N 26°23′E / 41.267°N 26.383°E / 41.267; 26.383
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Soufli
Municipal unit Orfeas
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 1,093
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Lavara (Greek: Λάβαρα) is a town located in the eastern part of Evros regional unit. In 1821, Lavara participated in the Greek War of Independence and rose up against the Ottoman Empire. It was the seat of the municipality of Orfeas (Greek: Ορφέας). It is located 2 km from Turkey and the western bank of the river Evros.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 2,117
1991 2,173
2001 1,580
2011 1,093

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