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Thrace (Greece)

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Thrace district

[Thrace prefecture]

Reported flag of the Thrace district - Image by Jaume Ollé, 20 July 2003

The "flags" given for Thrace and Evros are not existent. Being Greek and a student of both history and law, I can be fairly certain that these designs are not in use, at least not officialy.

Angelos Mastorakis, 20 July 2003

According to pictures (no longer online) from the visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch in the Thracian village of Esimi the flag exists but with a slightly different design.

Miko Stavrev, 9 March 2006


Evros prefecture / Town of Orestiada?

[Evros prefecture]

Reported flag of the Evros prefecture - Image by Dirk Schönberger, 20 July 2003

The alleged flag of the Prefecture of Evros has on its emblem the writing:
Orestiada 1923
Iphigenia

The names refer of course to the tragical fatum of the Atrides family, Orestes and Iphigenia being Agamemnon and Clytemnestra's children (along with Electra). Agamemnon was King of Mycenes and Argos, which are located in Peloponnesis paeninsula. Iphigenia was sacrified in Aulis, Beotia.
In 1923, by the treaty of Lausanne, Greece had to cede eastern Thrace to Turkey, which probably explains the date on the emblem.

Ivan Sache, 20 July 2003

The "flag" shows the emblem of the town of Orestiada, in the Prefecture of Evros.

Miko Stavrev, 9 March 2006


Turkish minority in Western Thrace

[Republic of Gumuljina]

Flag of the Turkish Minority in Western Thrace - Image by Pascal Vagnat, 12 March 1999

The Turkish of Western Thrace (calling themselves Bati Trakya Türkleri) are a minority of 150.000 people in this Greek province. They are speaking a Turkish dialect and are Sunni Muslims.
The flag of the short-lived Republic of Gumuljina is being put forth nowadays as the flag of the Turkish minority in Western Thrace.

Jan Patrick Fischer, 9 October 2005

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