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Ormenio is located in Greece
Coordinates: 41°43′N 26°13′E / 41.717°N 26.217°E / 41.717; 26.217Coordinates: 41°43′N 26°13′E / 41.717°N 26.217°E / 41.717; 26.217
Administrative regionEast Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unitEvros
Municipal unitTrigono
 • Rural
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ormenio (Greek: Ορμένιο) is the northernmost place in all of Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Trigono in the Evros regional unit of Thrace. It is situated near the right bank of the river Evros, which forms the border with Bulgaria here. On the other side of the Evros, 6 km to the north, lies the Bulgarian town Svilengrad. Nearby villages in Greece are Ptelea to its southeast and Petrota to its southwest. Ormenio is bypassed by the Greek National Road 51/European route E85 (Feres - Soufli - Orestiada - Ormenio), which continues across the border as the Bulgarian road 80 to Svilengrad. Ormenio had a railway station on the line from Didymoteicho to Harmanli in Bulgaria. During the Ottoman era, Ormenio was called Çirmen in Turkish.[2] After the Balkan Wars it was ceded to Bulgaria as Chernomen.


Year Population
1871 990
1981 846
1991 967
2001 807
2011 557


In 1371 Ormenio was the site of the battle of Chernomen in which the Serb army under Ivan Uglesha and Vukashin was decisively defeated by the Ottomans. It was known as "Çirmen" during Ottoman rule and was a sanjak centre until 1829.[2] In 1878 it was inhabited by 870 Bulgarians and 120 Muslims.[3] After the Ottoman Rule, the village was annexed to Bulgaria as "Chernomen" until 1919, when the village was ceded to Greece in the Treaty of Neuilly. In 1997 under the Kapodistrias reform, the community of Ormenio became part of the new municipality of Trigono with 12 other former communities. At the 2011 Kallikratis reform Trigono became a municipal unit of the municipality Orestiada.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b http://www.thesis.bilkent.edu.tr/0002131.pdf Georgios Liakopoulos' Master of Science Thesis in Bilkent University
  3. ^ Македония и Одринско. Статистика на населението от 1873 г.“ Македонски научен институт, София, 1995, стр. 34-35.

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