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Administrative Region : East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit : Xanthi

Stavroupoli (Greek: Σταυρούπολις; Bulgarian: Кръстополе, Krastopole) is a village and a former municipality in the Xanthi peripheral unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Xanthi, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Population 3,090 (2001). Stavroupoli and Nestos Valley (Greek: Κοιλάδα του Νέστου) including Nestos River Tempi (Greek: Τέμποι του Νέσου) is a popular tour region and vacation target in North Greece.


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During the Bulgarian occupation of the region in World War II, the village was infamous as the location of the Krastopole or Enikyoy concentration camp where Bulgarian Communist Party workers and other left-wing enemies of the ruling regime were interned.[2]

The municipal unit Stavroupoli is subdivided into the communities Dafnonas, Gerakas, Karyofyto, Komnina, Neochori, Paschalia and Stavroupoli. The community Stavroupoli consists of the settlements Stavroupoli, Lykodromi, Kallithea and Margariti.
Notable people

George Papassavas (1924) painter

External links

Δήμος Σταυρούπολης (in Greek and English)

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ "Концентрационни лагери" (in Bulgarian). Българска енциклопедия А–Я. БАН, Труд, Сирма. 2002. ISBN 9548104083.

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