Feres (Greek: Φέρες,Turkish: Farecik) is a town and a former municipality in the Evros peripheral unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Alexandroupoli, of which it is a municipal unit. Population 9,839 (2001). Feres is linked with the GR-2 or the Via Egnatia (Alexandroupoli - Kavala - Thessaloniki - Kozani - Igoumenitsa) and the GR-51 (Alexandroupoli - Orestiada - Ormenio. The Evros river along with Turkey is to the east and also includes the entire delta to the south.
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Feres became a part of Greece in 1920 after being a part of the Ottoman Empire until the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913, it was a part of Bulgaria for the next seven years (known then as Фере Fere). Many of the villages received their current names since the 1950s after many of them were changed from the Turkish origin. The municipality was created in 1986 and included the communities of Ardanio, Doriskos, Feres and Itea. Under the Capodistrian Plan (2539/1997) in 1997, the old communities of Peplos and Tryfilli joined the municipality.
The population of the municipality of Feres was 9839 in the year 2001 (the city population was 5206). The municipality of Feres is divided in
- Feres / Δ.δ. Φερών [ 5.461 ]
- Ardani / Δ.δ. Αρδανίου -- το Αρδάνι [ 401 ]
- Doriskos / Δ.δ. Δορίσκου [ 800 ]
- Kavisos / Δ.δ. Καβησού -- η Καβησός [ 643 ]
- Peplos / Δ.δ. Πέπλου [ 2.001 ]
- Pylaia / Δ.δ. Πυλαίας [ 231 ]
- Trifyllio / Δ.δ. Τριφυλλίου [ 302 ]
Year Village population Municipality population
1981 5,309 -
1991 4,657 -
2001 5,206 9,839
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