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Nikiforos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°10′N 24°19′E / 41.167°N 24.317°E / 41.167; 24.317Coordinates: 41°10′N 24°19′E / 41.167°N 24.317°E / 41.167; 24.317
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Drama
Municipality Paranesti
 • Municipal unit 241.0 km2 (93.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 296
 • Municipal unit 2,805
 • Municipal unit density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΜ

Nikiforos (Greek: Νικηφόρος, Turkish: Nusretlı or Nustretlı)[2][3] is a village and a former municipality in the Drama regional unit, of East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it has been a municipal unit of the municipality of Paranesti.[4] The municipal unit has an area of 240.998 km2.[5] The 2011 census reported a population of 2,805 inhabitants in the municipal unit and 296 in the village.[1]

"Drama Köprüsü"[edit]

The Rumelia Turkish folk song "Drama Köprüsü" (Bridge Of Drama), is set near Nikiforos. The two- to three-century-old bridge has been located between Nikiforos and the nearby village of Karyafiton. Research was conducted by Nikos Latsistalis, the chairman of the Drama Asia Minor Refugees Association with the help of a Turkish refugee from Drama to Bursa.[6][7]



  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Map of Drama Sanjak". 
  3. ^ "Name changes of settlements in Greece". Retrieved 2015-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Kallikratis law" (PDF) (in Greek). Greece Ministry of Interior. 
  5. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  6. ^ "Drama Köprüsü bulundu! - Türkiye Haberleri". Radikal. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  7. ^ 25.04.2010 (2010-04-25). "Türküsü var köprüsü yok!-Sabah - 25 Nisan 2010". Retrieved 2014-03-05. 

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