Stavroupoli, Xanthi

Stavroupoli (Greek: Σταυρούπολη) is a village and a former municipality in the Xanthi regional 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.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 342.002 km2.[3] Population 2,050 (2011). Stavroupoli and Nestos Valley (Greek: Κοιλάδα του Νέστου) including Nestos River Tempi (Greek: Τέμπη του Νέστου) is a popular tour region and vacation target in North Greece.


Stavroupoli is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 41°12′N 24°42′E / 41.200°N 24.700°E / 41.200; 24.700Coordinates: 41°12′N 24°42′E / 41.200°N 24.700°E / 41.200; 24.700
Administrative regionEast Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unitXanthi
 • Municipal unit342.0 km2 (132.0 sq mi)
132 m (433 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationAH

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.

During the Bulgarian administration of the region in World War II from 1941 to 1944, the village then known under its Bulgarian name Krastopole Bulgarian: Кръстополе was infamous as the location of the Krastopole or Enikyoy concentration camp where Bulgarian Communist Party and other left-wing enemies of the ruling regime were interned.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  4. ^ "Концентрационни лагери". Българска енциклопедия А–Я (in Bulgarian). БАН, Труд, Сирма. 2002. ISBN 954-8104-08-3.

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