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
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 8,184
Community
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] Population 8,184 (2001). 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. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)