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Imathia

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Country  Greece
Region  Central Macedonia

Area  1,701 km2
Capital  Veroia
Imathia in the past, History of Imathia

Map of Imathia

Imathia (Greek: Ημαθία [imaˈθia]) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Central Macedonia. The capital of Imathia is the city of Veroia.

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Imathia Culture of Imathia

Hotel vermion naousa imathias greece


Aliakmonas river dam veria imathia greece


Administration

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The regional unit Imathia is subdivided into 3 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):

  • Alexandreia (2)
  • Naousa (3)
  • Veroia (1)
  • Prefecture

    As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Imathia was created out of the former prefecture Imathia (Greek: Νομός Ημαθίας). The prefecture had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.

    Provinces

  • Veroia Province
  • Naousa Province
  • Note: Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece since 2006.

    Geography

    The northeastern part of Imathia, along the lower course of the river Aliakmonas, is a vast agricultural plain known as Kampania or Roumlouki. The area is known for the production of fruit crops such as peach and strawberry. Much of the population lives in this plain, where the towns Alexandreia and Veroia are situated. Imathia has a short shoreline on the Thermaic Gulf around the mouth of the Aliakmonas. The mountainous western part of Imathia is covered by the Vermio Mountains, reaching 2,052 m near Naousa. The Pierian Mountains reach into the southern part of Imathia, south of the Aliakmonas. The regional unit borders on Pieria to the south, Kozani to the west, Pella to the north and Thessaloniki to the east. Imathia has a mainly Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

    Transport

    The railway from Thessaloniki to Florina and the important railway from Thessaloniki to Athens pass through Imathia, with main stations at Platy, Veroia and Alexandreia. The motorways A2 (Egnatia Odos) (Igoumenitsa - Ioannina - Veroia - Thessaloniki) and A1 (Athens - Lamia - Larissa - Thessaloniki) and the Greek National Roads EO1, EO4 and EO4a pass through Imathia. The Alexandreia Airport is a military airport.

    History

    Imathia was named after the historic region Emathia, which was used by several classical authors as a synonym for Bottiaea or even all of Macedon. Important ancient towns in the area of present Imathia were Aegae and Beroea. As a part of the Macedonia region, it was ruled by the kingdom of Macedonia, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and from early 15th century by the Ottoman Empire. In 1913, as a result of the Second Balkan War, it became part of Greece. During and after the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), several refugees from Turkey settled in Imathia. Initially part of the prefecture of Thessaloniki, Imathia became a prefecture in 1946, and Veroia was selected as its capital.

    Newspapers

  • Agrotikoi Orizontes
  • Elefthero Vima
  • Epikaira Imathias
  • Epta Imathias
  • Imerisia
  • Kerkida
  • Laos
  • Pliroforisi
  • Museums

  • Wine and Vine Museum (Naoussa)
  • Archaeological Museum of Veroia
  • Byzantine Museum of Veroia
  • Folklore Museum of the Lyceum of Hellenic Women (Naoussa)
  • Sports clubs

  • Veria F.C. - Veroia
  • Pontioi Veria F.C. - Veroia
  • Naoussa F.C. - Naousa
  • Alexandria F.C. - Alexandria
  • References

    Imathia Wikipedia


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