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Komara (Greek: Κόμαρα) is a village in the northwestern part of the Evros regional unit in Greece. Komara is in the municipal unit of Trigono. It is situated on the left (northern) bank of the river Arda, near the border with Bulgaria. The nearest large towns are Svilengrad to the north, Orestiada to the southeast and Edirne to the east. Its population was 774 in 2001.


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Nearest places

Pentalofos, north
Therapeio
Elaia, northeast
Kyprinos, south

Population
Year Population
1960s 1,135
1981 892
1991 921
2001 774
History

Komara was founded by the Ottomans between 1780 and 1790. It was the ciflik of Aga in which it brought Greeks from Adrianople (Edirne), the Ortakians and from Northern Thrace in what is mainly now southeastern Bulgaria. The name Komara-Komarli (Κόμαρα-Κομαρλί) comes from the Turkish phrase (kum aresi) which means "between the sands" in English. The residents came from Epirus and Svilengrad. In 1885, it settled the village with 45 to 50 families and constructed its first school. 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. After Komara was devastated by the floods of Arda, its inhabitants relocated to a higher location. In 1997 under the Capodistrian Plan, the community of Komara became part of the new municipality of Trigono with 16 other former communities.

Agios Dimitrios Church, Komara

Agios Dimitrios Church, Komara

See also

List of settlements in the Evros regional unit

References

Kyrkoudis, Theodoros. Τρίγωνο, η Μεσοποταμία του Έβρου ("Trigono, The Mesopotamia Of Evros"). Pelti, ISBN 960-86581-1-X.

External links

Photos with other sources on Komara and A.O. Komara (Greek)
Komara on GTP Travel Pages

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