Evros prefecture

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Evros (Greek: Έβρος) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece and is the northernmost. It is located in the eastern and the northeastern part of the Greek part of Thrace, and borders Turkey at the Evros river. Evros borders Bulgaria to the north and the northwest. The Rhodope prefecture is bounded to its west. Evros is the northernmost prefecture in Greece. Its capital town is Alexandroupolis. Evros is one of the largest prefectures of Greece and is the largest in Thrace covering over 45%, almost half of the entire Greek Thrace. One of the two regions that cover over half of the entire region in Greece. The prefecture includes the small island of Samothrace. The second river is the Ardas river. The river area was devastated by floods from February 17 to February 22 2005 and again from March 1 to March 4, 2005. The Rhodope mountains lie to the west.

The name of the prefecture is derived from the Evros river, which appears to have been a Thracian hydronym.

Climate

The areas that mainly get Mediterranean climate is at the southern and the central portion. Its climate is mainly continental with cold winters in higher elevations and the northern part.

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Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Alexandroupoli 1301 Alexandroupoli 681 00 25510-2 through 7
Didymoteicho 1302 Didymoteicho 683 00 25530-2
Feres 1313 Feres 685 00 25550-2
Kyprinos 1304 Kyprinos 680 05 25560-2
Metaxades 1305 Metaxades 680 10 25530-3
Orestiada 1306 Orestiada 682 00 25520-2
Orfea 1307 Lavara 680 04 25530-3
Samothraki/Samothrace 1308 Samothrace 680 01 25510-4
Soufli 1309 Soufli 684 00 25540-2
Traianoupoli 1310 Aristino 681 00 25310-4
Trigono 1311 Dikaia 680 07 25560-3
Tychero 1312 Tychero 680 03 25540-4
Vyssa 1302 Nea Vyssa 680 01 25520-7

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