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Administrative Region : East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit : Evros


Ptelea (Greek: Πτελέα) is a village in the northern part of the Evros regional unit, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Trigono. In 2001 its population was 477. It is located on the right bank of the river Evros, where it forms the border with Bulgaria. It is bypassed by the Greek National Road 51/E85 (Alexandroupoli - Orestiada - Ormenio - Svilengrad). The town was formerly known as Karagatsoudi (Καραγατσούδι) and El-Karakas (Ελ-Καράκας), its Turkish name was Karaagaç.

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The nearest villages are Dikaia to its east, and Ormenio to its northwest.

Year Population
1950s 1,000
1981 660
1991 569
2001 477

Ptelea was founded in 1924 by refugees from Eastern Thrace. In 1997 under the Capodistrian Plan, the community of Ptelea became part of the new municipality of Trigono with 12 other former communities. At the Kallikratis reform, it became part of the municipality of Orestiada.
See also

List of settlements in the Evros regional unit

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