Topeiros (Greek: Τόπειρος, Turkish: İnhanlı) is a municipality in the Xanthi regional unit, Greece. The municipality has an area of 312.493 km2.[2] Population 11,544 (2011). The seat of the municipality is in Evlalo.[3]


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Topeiros is located in Greece
Location within the region
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Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°48′E / 40.983°N 24.800°E / 40.983; 24.800Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°48′E / 40.983°N 24.800°E / 40.983; 24.800
Administrative regionEast Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unitXanthi
 • Municipality312.5 km2 (120.7 sq mi)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationAH


Topeiros was an ancient Thracian settlement, which in the imperial times evolved into a great urban center survived until the Byzantine period. The city is identified with the late Roman and Byzantine ruins saved a little south of the modern village of Paradeisos, where there is a passage of the river Nestos. The city functioned as tribal, administrative and religious center of the Thracian tribe of Sapaioi.

Thanks to its strategic position, in early 2nd AD century it was rebuilt – according to the Greek type of city-states – by emperor Trajan under his provincial policy intended to urbanization of Thrace. It was then known as Ulpia Topirus in Latin. Within the limits of its territory that stretched on both banks of the river Nestos were a dense network of rural settlements and castles, as well several Roman stations of via Egnatia.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ D. C. Samsaris, Historical Geography of Western Thrace during the Roman Antiquity (in Greek), Thessaloniki 2005, p. 79-91