Trigono

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Trigono
Τρίγωνο
Trigono is located in Greece
Trigono
Trigono
Coordinates: 41°42′N 26°14′E / 41.700°N 26.233°E / 41.700; 26.233Coordinates: 41°42′N 26°14′E / 41.700°N 26.233°E / 41.700; 26.233
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Orestiada
 • Municipal unit 392.5 km2 (151.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,370
 • Municipal unit density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration EB

Trígono (Greek: Τρίγωνο, [ˈtriɣono], meaning "triangle") is 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 Orestiada, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 392.538 km2.[3] Its population is 5,370 (2011 census). The seat of the municipality was in Dikaia. The municipality was created in 1997 under the Capodistrian Plan. Trigono is the country's northernmost municipal unit, situated in the triangle between the rivers Evros and Ardas. It borders Bulgaria to the north and west, and Turkey to the northeast. The nearest cities are Svilengrad (Bulgaria) to the north, Edirne (Turkey) to the east and Orestiada to the southeast. The area consists mainly of low hills, with plains in the river valleys, and higher elevations up to 400 m towards the west.

The area of Trigono was under Ottoman Turkish rule until the 1912-1913 Balkan Wars. After 7 years of Bulgarian rule, it was ceded to Greece in 1920.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Year Municipal unit population
1991 8,706
2001 6,656
2011 5,370

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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.