Genisea

Genisea (Greek: Γενισέα) is a town in the Vistonida municipal unit, within the municipality of Abdera in the Xanthi regional unit of Greece. It is the seat of the municipality Abdera. According to the 2011 census, the population of Genisea was 2,185 inhabitants.[1]

Genisea

Γενισέα
Genisea is located in Greece
Genisea
Genisea
Coordinates: 41°04′N 24°58′E / 41.067°N 24.967°E / 41.067; 24.967Coordinates: 41°04′N 24°58′E / 41.067°N 24.967°E / 41.067; 24.967
CountryGreece
Administrative regionEast Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unitXanthi
MunicipalityAbdera
Municipal unitVistonida
Community
 • Population2,185 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationAH

Genisea was ruled by the Ottoman Empire from 1478-1912 as Ottoman Turkish يڭيجه Yenice, more specifically Karasu Yenicesi (after the Nestos River, Mesta Karasu) or Tütün Yenicesi ('tobacco') to distinguish it from يڭيجۀ واردار Yenice-i Vardar, modern Giannitsa.[2]

Under the spellings "Yenidje" or "Yenidze", Genisea was famous for its superior Oriental tobacco, especially suited for cigarettes. It lent its name to the Yenidze tobacco factory building in Dresden and to the British Yenidje Tobacco Company Limited.

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  1. ^ a b c "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları, Ankara 2017, T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü Yayın No: 26 s.v., p. 810