Tychero

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Tychero
Τυχερό
Tychero is located in Greece
Tychero
Tychero
Coordinates: 41°01′N 26°17′E / 41.017°N 26.283°E / 41.017; 26.283Coordinates: 41°01′N 26°17′E / 41.017°N 26.283°E / 41.017; 26.283
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Soufli
 • Municipal unit 220.4 km2 (85.1 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,010
 • Municipal unit density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population 2,311 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration EB

Tycheró (Greek: Τυχερό, [tiçeˈro]) 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 Soufli, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 220.411 km2.[3] Population 4,010 (2011). Tychero is situated near the river Evros, which forms the border with Turkey here. The Greek National Road 51/E85 (Alexandroupoli - Orestiada - Ormenio) passes west of the town. Tychero is located south of Soufli, south-southwest of Orestiada, northwest of İpsala (Turkey), north of Feres and northeast of Alexandroupoli.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Year Community Municipal unit
1991 2,004 4,188
2001 2,031 4,103
2011 2,311 4,010

History[edit]

Under Ottoman rule Tychero was known as Bıdıklı (Greek: Μπίντικλι). After the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) it became part of Bulgaria, and it became part of Greece in 1920. It was renamed to Tychio, which was changed to the current name Tychero in 1953.[4] In February 2006 Tychero was struck by a flood of the Evros river.

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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. 
  4. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece