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. The
municipal unit has an area of 211.238 km2. In 2011 its
population was 687 for the village, 717 for the community and 3,415
for the municipality.
Metaxades is located in the northern part of the Evros regional unit,
on the border with
Ivaylovgrad municipality). The river
Erythropotamos flows through the municipal unit.
Kyprinos lies to the
Didymoteicho to the east. The Greek National Road 53
(Alexandroupoli - Mega Dereio -
Kyprinos - Ormenio) runs through
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The municipal unit
Metaxades is subdivided into the following
communities (constituent villages in brackets):
Metaxades (Metaxades, Avdella)
Alepochori (Alepochori, Polia)
Asproneri (Asproneri, Giatrades)
Vrysika (Vrysika, Savra)
Elafochori (Elafochori, Chionades, Vrysi)
Municipal district population
Before 1913 the area of
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.
^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011.
ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical
^ Kallikratis law
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.
Official website (in Greek)
Metaxades secondary (gymnasio) and middle school (lykeiakes taxeis)
home page (in Greek)
Places adjacent to Metaxades
Subdivisions of the municipality of Didymoteicho
Municipal unit of Didymoteicho
Municipal unit of Metaxades