Tychero

Tycheró (Greek: Τυχερό, [tiçeˈro]) is a town and a former municipality in the Evros regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Soufli, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 220.411 km2.[3] Population 4,010 (2011). Tychero is situated near the river Evros, which forms the border with Turkey here. The Greek National Road 51/E85 (Alexandroupoli - Orestiada - Ormenio) passes west of the town. Tychero is located south of Soufli, south-southwest of Orestiada, northwest of İpsala (Turkey), north of Feres and northeast of Alexandroupoli.

Tychero

Τυχερό
Tychero is located in Greece
Tychero
Tychero
Location within the regional unit
DE Tycherou.svg
Coordinates: 41°01′N 26°17′E / 41.017°N 26.283°E / 41.017; 26.283Coordinates: 41°01′N 26°17′E / 41.017°N 26.283°E / 41.017; 26.283
CountryGreece
Administrative regionEast Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unitEvros
MunicipalitySoufli
 • Municipal unit220.4 km2 (85.1 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit
4,010
 • Municipal unit density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Community
 • Population2,311 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationEB

SubdivisionsEdit

The municipal unit Tychero is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

PopulationEdit

Year Community Municipal unit
1991 2,004 4,188
2001 2,031 4,103
2011 2,311 4,010

HistoryEdit

Under Ottoman rule Tychero was known as Bıdıklı (Greek: Μπίντικλι). After the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) it became part of Bulgaria, and it became part of Greece in 1920. It was renamed to Tychio, which was changed to the current name Tychero in 1953.[4] In February 2006 Tychero was struck by a flood of the Evros river.

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ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece