Ellinochori, Evros


Ellinochori, Evros

Ellinochori or Ellinohori (Greek, Modern: Ελληνοχώρι, Katharevoussa: ον "-on" meaning Greektown), older forms: -o and -on, also with the second o accented is a village in the northcentral part of the Evros Prefecture in Greece. Ellinochori is in the municipality of Didymoteicho. Ellinochori is linked with the road connecting GR-51/E85 (Alexandroupoli - Soufli - Orestiada - Ormenio) and roads to Metaxades, Lavara and Sitochori. Its 2001 population was 756 for the village and 2,372 for the municipal district. Much of the area are flat. Ellinochori is flowed by the Erythropotamos meaning the Red River.

Location

Ellinochori is located about 110 km north of Alexandroupoli, east of Bulgaria, SSE of Svilengrad, Bulgaria, SSW of Edirne, Turkey, 3 km west of Didymoteicho and west of Turkey and the Evros River.

ettlements

*Thyrea
*Lagos

Nearest places

*Thyrea
*Lagos

Population

History

The village was founded by the Ottoman Turks and named it after a Bulgarian population, its name was known as (Булгаркьой or Балъ Булгаркьой "Bulgarkoj" or "Bali-Bulgarkoj", Turkish: "Balı-Bulgarköy"). Its inhabitants were mostly Bulgarian. The Greeks arrived in the 19th century and formed a part of the population until the annexation of Greece from Bulgaria in 1920 and the Greco Turkish War (1919-1922) when it formed almost its entirety. Refugees east of the Evros river and from Asia Minor arrived into the village.

It became entirely Ellinochori after the annexation. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, many of its buildings were rebuilt. Electricity and automobiles arrived in the 1960s, it was linked with pavement in the late-20th century, television arrived in the 1980s. Internet and computers arrived in the late-1990s. The village's lost three fourths of its population between 1981 and 1991 and two thirds between 1991 and 2001 totaling to four fifths between 1981 and 2001, its inhabitants left for the larger cities and outside Greece.

People

*Michalos Garoudis (b. 1940)
*Panagiotis Goutzimisis (b. 1941)

Other

Ellinochori has a school, church, banks, a post office, and a square ("plateia"). Its nearest lyceum (middle school) and gymnasium (secondary school) are in Lagos.

ee also

*List of places in the Evros prefecture

External links

* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=10749 Zoni on GTP Travel Pages]
*Coordinates: coord|41|22|0|N|26|28|0|E|type:city(756)_region:GR|display=inline,title


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