Metaxades (Μεταξάδες) is a municipality in the Evros Prefecture, Greece. Population 4486 (2001).The municipality was formed 1997 according to the law N 2539/ 1997 .
The Thracian Plain and the Evros valley dominates the eastern portion, the mountains are to the west by the Bulgarian border. Its main economy is agriculture and cattle, fruits, vegetables (e.g. tomatoes, potatoes, watermelon, cucumbers), olives, and other crops makes up the main production. Its population lost by half between the 1981 and 2001 censuses.
It became entirely Metaxades after the annexation from Bulgaria in 1920, refugees arrived from Eastern Thrace and Asia Minor after the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922). After World War II and the Greek Civil War, many of its buildings were rebuilt. Electricity and automobiles arrived in the 1960s, it was linked with pavement in the late-20th century, television arrived in the 1980s. Internet and computers arrived in the late-1990s. The village's lost three fourths of its population between 1981 and 1991 and two thirds between 1991 and 2001 totaling to four fifths between 1981 and 2001, its inhabitants left for the larger cities and outside Greece.
Division of the municipality
Elafochori (deer-village) is a village part of the synonymous municipal district. A Hellenistic grave was found near the village.
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