Milia, Evros

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Milia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°34′N 26°10′E / 41.567°N 26.167°E / 41.567; 26.167Coordinates: 41°34′N 26°10′E / 41.567°N 26.167°E / 41.567; 26.167
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Orestiada
Municipal unit Trigono
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 54
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Milia (Greek: Μηλιά, also Μηλέα - Milea) is a village in the northern part of the Evros regional unit, Greece. It is in the municipal unit of Trigono. In 2011 its population was 54. It is on the left bank of the river Arda, and on the border with Bulgaria. The nearest larger places are Kyprinos to its east, and Ivaylovgrad (Bulgaria) to its southwest.


Year Population
1991 200
2001 104
2011 54


The village was founded by the Ottoman Turks, and was known as Bektaşli then. 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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