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Periphery: East Macedonia and Thrace
Prefecture : Evros

Municipality 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.[1] In 2001 its population was 874 for the village, 914 for the community and 4,486 for the municipality.

Metaxades is located in the northern part of the Evros regional unit, on the border with Bulgaria (Ivaylovgrad municipality). The river Erythropotamos flows through the municipal unit. Kyprinos lies to the north, and Didymoteicho to the east. The Greek National Road 53 (Alexandroupoli - Mega Dereio - Kyprinos - Ormenio) runs through Metaxades.

Subdivisions

Division of the municipality

Elafochori

Elafochori (deer-village) is a village part of the synonymous municipal district. A Hellenistic grave was found near the village.

Population
Year Town population Municipal district population Municipality population
1981 - 1,336 -
1991 - 1,026 -
2001 874 914 4,486
History

Before 1913 the area of Metaxades was ruled by the Ottoman Empire. 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

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

External links

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

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