Vyssa

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Vyssa
Βύσσα
Vyssa is located in Greece
Vyssa
Vyssa
Coordinates: 41°32′N 26°35′E / 41.533°N 26.583°E / 41.533; 26.583Coordinates: 41°32′N 26°35′E / 41.533°N 26.583°E / 41.533; 26.583
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Evros
Municipality Orestiada
 • Municipal unit 170.2 km2 (65.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 6,515
 • Municipal unit density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration EB

Vyssa (Greek: Βύσσα) 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 170.179 km2.[3] Population 6,515 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Nea Vyssa. It is named after a former village 4 km (2 mi) to its north that is now in Turkey. Refugees from that side fled into this area and settled into these villages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.