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Alexandroúpoli (Municipality, Greece)

Αλεξανδρούπολη

Last modified: 2013-06-24 by ivan sache
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Flag of Alexandroúpoli - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 5 February 2013


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Presentation of Alexandroúpoli

The municipality of Alexandroúpoli (72,959 inhabitants in 2011; 12,199 ha) was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the three former municipalities of Alexandroúpoli (61,702 inh.; 6,422 ha), Féres and Traianoúpoli.

The town was founded as Dedeagách - the name was based on the local tradition of a wise old man (or dede) who spent much of his time in the shade of a local tree (in Turkish, ağaç) and was eventually buried beside it. In 1920 it was renamed Alexandroupoli in honor of King Alexander I of Greece.

Olivier Touzeau, 5 February 2013


Flag of Alexandroúpoli

The flag of the former municipality of Alexandroúpoli was white with the municipal logo and below the name of the municipality (Kokkonis website). The flag of the former municipality is probably still in use by the new municipality.
The emblem of the former municipality shows the lighthouse of Alexandroúpoli, and the new municipality uses the same emblem.

Olivier Touzeau, 5 February 2013