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Administrative Region : East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit : Evros

Rizia (Greek: Ρίζια) is a village in the municipal unit of Vyssa in the northern part of the Evros regional unit in Greece. It is situated on the right bank of the river Ardas. The nearest large village is Kastanies to its northeast, on the Turkish border.

Population
Year Population
1981 1,900
1991 1,765
2001 1,684


History

Its name during the Ottoman rule was Dujaros (Дуджарос - Dudzharos in Bulgarian). 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.
See also

List of settlements in the Evros regional unit

External links

http://www.freewebs.com/rizia-evrou
http://www.vyssa.gr/cgs.cfm?areaid=1&id=5 (Greek)
Rizia on GTP Travel Pages

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