Metaxades

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Metaxades
Μεταξάδες
Metaxades is located in Greece
Metaxades
Metaxades
Coordinates: 41°25′N 26°13′E / 41.417°N 26.217°E / 41.417; 26.217Coordinates: 41°25′N 26°13′E / 41.417°N 26.217°E / 41.417; 26.217
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Didymoteicho
 • Municipal unit 211.2 km2 (81.5 sq mi)
Elevation 116 m (381 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,415
 • Municipal unit density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 717 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration EB

Metaxades (Greek: Μεταξάδες, [metaˈksaðes]) 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 Didymoteicho, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 211.238 km2.[3] In 2011 its population was 687 for the village, 717 for the community and 3,415 for the municipality.

Metaxades is located in the northern part of the Evros regional unit, on the border with Bulgaria (Ivaylovgrad municipality). The river Erythropotamos flows through the municipal unit. Kyprinos lies to the north, and Didymoteicho to the east. The Greek National Road 53 (Alexandroupoli - Mega Dereio - Kyprinos - Ormenio) runs through Metaxades.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

  • Metaxades (Metaxades, Avdella)
  • Alepochori (Alepochori, Polia)
  • Asproneri (Asproneri, Giatrades)
  • Vrysika (Vrysika, Savra)
  • Doxa
  • Elafochori (Elafochori, Chionades, Vrysi)
  • Ladi
  • Paliouri

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipal district population Municipality population
1981 - 1,336 -
1991 - 1,026 -
2001 874 914 4,486
2011 687 717 3,415

History[edit]

Before 1913 the area of Metaxades was ruled by the Ottoman Empire. It was known as Tokmakköy during Ottoman rule. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 

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