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Rizia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°37′N 26°25′E / 41.617°N 26.417°E / 41.617; 26.417Coordinates: 41°37′N 26°25′E / 41.617°N 26.417°E / 41.617; 26.417
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Orestiada
Municipal unit Vyssa
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 1,272
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Rizia (Greek: Ρίζια) is a village in the municipal unit of Vyssa in the northern part of the Evros regional unit in Greece. It is situated on the right bank of the river Ardas. The nearest large village is Kastanies to its northeast, on the Turkish border.


Year Population
1981 1,900
1991 1,765
2001 1,684
2011 1,272


Its name during the Ottoman rule was Dujaros (Дуджарос - Dudzharos in Bulgarian). 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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