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Nea Vyssa (Greek: Νέα Βύσσα ) is a village in the northeastern part of the Evros regional unit in Greece. It was the seat of the municipality of Vyssa until 2011. In 2001 its population was 545 for the settlement and 1,120 for the municipal district. It is situated near the border with Turkey and the river Evros, about halfway between Orestiada and Edirne in Turkey. The nearest villages are Kavyli to the southwest, and Kastanies to the northwest. The village is served by the station Vyssa on the railway line Alexandroupoli - Ormenio.


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Population
Year Population
1981 3,935
1991 3,302
2001 2,844
History

The name of the village under Ottoman rule was Achyrochori (Αχυροχώρι) or Ahırköy (Ахоркьой). After the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) Greek refugees from the village Vyssa (now Bosna, 4 km to the north in Turkey) settled in Achyrochori. It was renamed to Nea Vyssa in 1932.[1] The origin of the name Vyssa may be the Thracian tribe of Bessoi. The family of mathematician Constantin Carathéodory was from old Vyssa.
See also

List of settlements in the Evros regional unit

External links

Nea Vyssa on GTP Travel Pages

References

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