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Administrative Region : East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit : Evros

Ellinochori (Greek: Ελληνοχώρι meaning Greek town) is a village in the northeastern part of the Evros regional unit in Greece. Ellinochori is part of the municipality of Didymoteicho. It is situated on the left bank of the river Erythropotamos, northwest of the centre of Didymoteicho. In 2001 its population was 756 for the village and 2,372 for the municipal district, including the villages Lagos and Thyrea.


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Population
1981 1,435 -
1991 854 -
2001 756 2,372
History

The village was founded by the Ottoman Turks and named after its mostly Bulgarian population.[2] It was ceded to Bulgaria in 1915[3] along with the rest of the lower Evros (Maritsa) valley, but following the 1919 Treaty of Neuilly it became part of Greece. As a result its Bulgarian and Turkish population was exchanged with Greek refugees, mainly from today's Turkey.
People

Michalos Garoudis (b. 1940)
Panagiotis Goutzimisis (b. 1941)

See also

List of settlements in the Evros regional unit

External links

Zoni on GTP Travel Pages

References

^ Old names of the villages of Didymoteicho
^ Ethnographie des Vilayets d'Andrinople, de Monastir et de Salonique, 1878, reprint in Bulgarian: „Македония и Одринско. Статистика на населението от 1873 г.“ Македонски научен институт, София, 1995, стр. 54-55
^ World War I: A - D.: Volume 1; 2005; p.241

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