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Metaxades
Metaxades
(Greek: Μεταξάδες, [metaˈksaðes]) 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 Didymoteicho, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 211.238 km2.[3] In 2011 its population was 687 for the village, 717 for the community and 3,415 for the municipality. Metaxades
Metaxades
is located in the northern part of the Evros regional unit, on the border with Bulgaria
Bulgaria
( Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
municipality). The river Erythropotamos
Erythropotamos
flows through the municipal unit. Kyprinos
Kyprinos
lies to the north, and Didymoteicho
Didymoteicho
to the east. The Greek National Road 53 (Alexandroupoli - Mega Dereio - Kyprinos
Kyprinos
- Ormenio) runs through Metaxades.

Contents

1 Subdivisions 2 Population 3 History 4 References 5 External links

Subdivisions[edit] The municipal unit Metaxades
Metaxades
is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Metaxades
Metaxades
(Metaxades, Avdella) Alepochori (Alepochori, Polia) Asproneri (Asproneri, Giatrades) Vrysika (Vrysika, Savra) Doxa Elafochori (Elafochori, Chionades, Vrysi) Ladi Paliouri

Population[edit]

Year Town population Municipal district population Municipality population

1981 - 1,336 -

1991 - 1,026 -

2001 874 914 4,486

2011 689 719 3,415

History[edit] Before 1913 the area of Metaxades
Metaxades
was ruled by the Ottoman Empire. It was known as Tokmakköy during Ottoman rule. 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. References[edit]

^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.  ^ Kallikratis law Greece
Greece
Ministry of Interior (in Greek) ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Greek) Metaxades
Metaxades
secondary (gymnasio) and middle school (lykeiakes taxeis) home page (in Greek)

Places adjacent to Metaxades

Kyprinos Orestiada

Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
(Bulgaria)

Metaxades

Didymoteicho

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Subdivisions of the municipality of Didymoteicho

Municipal unit of Didymoteicho

Asimenio Asvestades Didymoteicho Ellinochori Isaakio Karoti Koufovouno Kyani Mani Petrades Poimeniko Prangio Pythio Sitochori Sofiko

Municipal unit of Metaxades

Alepochori Asproneri Doxa Elafochori Ladi Metaxades Pali

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