Komotini is a flat city, built in the Thracian plain and the foothills of the Rhodope Mountains at an altitude of 31-55 meters, about 30 km drive from the sea. It is a major commercial, financial and transportation center of Thrace and is located on the railway line Thessaloniki-Alexandroupolis. The population, according to the 2001 census, is 52,659 inhabitants, but that number is growing significantly due to approximately 16,000 students living in the city. Population are both Christians and Muslims living peacefully together. Under previously installed and refugees from Armenia, Greek refugees from Asia Minor and recently from the former Soviet Union.
Komotini has many major attractions, including the Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, the Museum Basketry of the Romans and the Museum of CaratheodorI.