FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Veria" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Veria
Veria  (Βέροια)
Nightview of Veria from the Villa Vikela Hill in August 2007.
Nightview of Veria from the Villa Vikela Hill in August 2007.
Location
Coordinates 40°31′N 22°12′E / 40.517, 22.2Coordinates: 40°31′N 22°12′E / 40.517, 22.2
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 128 m (420 ft)
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: Central Macedonia
Prefecture: Imathia
Mayor: Charoula Ousoultzoglou-Georgiadi
Population statistics (as of 2001[2])
City Proper
 - Population: 47,411
 - Area:[3] 359.146 km² (139 sq mi)
 - Density: 132 /km² (342 /sq mi)
Codes
Postal codes: 591 00
Area codes: 23310
License plate codes: ΗΜ
Website
www.veria.gr

Veria (officially transliterated as Veroia, Greek Βέροια or Βέρροια - Véria) is a city in Greece. It is a commercial center of Greek Macedonia, the capital of the prefecture of Imathia, the province of Imathia and the seat of a bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church. Veria is on the site of the ancient city of Beroea (called Berea in some translations of the Bible), which was prominent from the 4th century BC and part of the Kingdom of Macedon. Part of Rome from 168 BC, both Paul and Silas preached there in AD 54 or 55 (see Bereans). Diocletian made the large and populous city one of two capitals of the Roman Province of Macedonia, and it was one of the earliest cities to become the seat of a bishop. Invaded by Bulgars, it was conquered by the Ottomans in 1361, who named it Kara Ferye. It was incorporated into the Greek state in 1912. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 685 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (800 × 700 pixel, file size: 27 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Adapted from Image:Greece outline map. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Central Macedonia is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece, being the central part of Greek Macedonia. ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Imathia (Greek: Ημαθία) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This is an alphabetical list of municipalities and communities in Greece. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is a list of dialing codes in Greece. ... Greek car number plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... This article is about the region of Greece. ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Imathia (Greek: Ημαθία) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... The Church of Greece (Greek: EkklÄ“sía tês Helládos, IPA: /eklisia tis elaðos/) is one of the fifteen autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches which make up the Eastern Orthodox Communion. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... The 4th century BC started the first day of 400 BC and ended the last day of 301 BC. It is considered part of the Classical era, epoch, or historical period. ... Ancient Macedons regions and towns Macedon or Macedonia (Greek ) was the name of an ancient kingdom in the northern-most part of ancient Greece, bordered by the kingdom of Epirus to the west and the region of Thrace to the east. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC - 160s BC - 150s BC140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC Years: 173 BC 172 BC 171 BC 170 BC 169 BC - 168 BC - 167 BC 166 BC 165... Paul of Tarsus (b. ... This article is about the first century figure from early Christianity. ... This article is about the year 54. ... This article is about the year 55. ... Bereans were the inhabitants of the ancient city of Berea, also known in the Bible as Beroea and now known as Veria. ... Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (c. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      This article... Not to be confused with Bulgarians. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul ( Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 12+ million km² Establishment 1299 Dissolution October 29... Founding of the University of Pavia, Italy. ...


Veria since the 1980s is bypassed and is linked by the superhighway linking to GR-1. GR-4/Via Egnatia runs through Veria and also the road to Edessa. It is located NE of Kozani, S of Edessa, SW of Thessaloniki, NW of Katerini, WNW of Athens and N of Larissa. Professor Sedat Alp, the first archaeologist in Turkey with a specialization in Hittitology, was born in Veria. In Slavic it is called Бер Ber. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Greece Interstate 1 is one of the longest highways in Greece. ... Ancient Via Egnatia route Via Egnatia (Greek: Εγνατία Οδός) was a road constructed by the Romans around 146 BC. It was named after Gnaeus Egnatius, proconsul of Macedonia, who ordered its construction. ... Kozani (Greek: ), is a city in northern Greece, capital of Kozani Prefecture and of West Macedonia periphery. ... Localization of Edessa Edessa (Greek: ) is an ancient town of 25,000 inhabitants in Central part of Macedonia, in Greece, and the capital of the Pella prefecture and is also the provincial capital of the province of the same name. ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ... Katerini (Greek: Κατερίνη) is a town in Northern Greece, the capital of Pieria prefecture. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Larissa (Greek: Λάρισα, Lárisa) is the capital city of the Thessaly periphery of Greece, and capital of the Larissa Prefecture. ... Professor Sedat Alp Professor Sedat Alp (1913, Veroia - October 9, 2006, Ankara) was the first archaeologist in Turkey with a specialization in Hittitology, and is among the foremost names in the field. ... Relief of Suppiluliuma II, last known king of the Hittite Empire The Hittites were an ancient people from KaneÅ¡ who spoke an Indo-European language, and established a kingdom centered at Hattusa (Hittite URU) in north-central Anatolia from the 18th century BC. In the 14th century BC, the Hittite... Slavic (Greek: Σλάβικα Slávika, reported self-identifying names: endopika, makedonski (Macedonian), pomakika, bugarski, balgarski (Bulgarian) [1]) are terms sometimes used to designate the dialects spoken by the Slavophone (i. ...

Contents

History

Veria had a fairly large Jewish community in the first century A.D. On Paul's second missionary journey, he used the Old Testament scriptures to teach the Jews in the local synagogue that Jesus was the hoped for Messiah (Acts 17:10-14). The concern of some of these Jews for careful criticism in the study of the Old Testament scriptures, to see whether Paul was right, was commended by Luke (Acts 17:10-13, Luke being the author). The result was necessarily, "many believed; also of honorable women, which were Greeks, and of men not a few." Paul had withdrawn to Veria with Silas and Timothy from Jewish persecution at Thessaloniki. When the persecutors followed him from Thessaloniki, he retreated by sea to proceed to Athens (Acts 17:13-15). Look up Paul in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Note: Judaism... A synagogue (from , transliterated synagogÄ“, assembly; beit knesset, house of assembly; or beit tefila, house of prayer, shul; , esnoga) is a Jewish house of worship. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian ; Aramaic: , ; Arabic: , ; the Anointed One) at first meant any person who was anointed with oil on rising to a certain position among the ancient Israelites, at first that of High priest, later that of King and also that of a prophet. ... For other uses, see Luke. ... This article is about the first century figure from early Christianity. ... For other uses of Timothy, see Timothy (disambiguation). ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ...


Sopater, or Sosipater, one of them, later became Paul's missionary companion (Acts 20:4; Rom 16:21) in returning to Jerusalem from his third visit to Europe, where he had been with him at Corinth. Sopater so-pa-ter, sop-a-ter (gr Σωπατρoς; Sopatros, saviour of his father, Eastons reads The father who saves, Holmans reads “sound parentage”) Sopater was the son of Pyrhus, a man from the city of Berea, he accompanied Paul along with Aristarchus and Secundus the Thessalonians, Gaius... Look up Paul in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Corinth, or Korinth (Greek: Κόρινθος, Kórinthos; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ...


The climate is very hot in the summer with modest rain and occasional snowfalls in the winter. Veria hosts one of the largest and most complete public libraries in Greece. Originally a small single-room library with limited funds and material, it exploded into a four-stories building offering multimedia, special and rare editions. Veria's public library collaborates with many international organizations and hosts several cultural events. Every summer (August 15th to September 15th) the "Imathiotika" festivities take place with a rich cultural program deriving mainly from Veria's tradition. Elia is one of Veria's sites with great natural beauty and with an amazing view of the evergreen Imathia's plain. Neighboring Seli is a well-known ski resort and a few kilometers outside the city there is the Aliakmonas' river water dam. The Souliotes (Greek: Σουλιώτες) are the inhabitants of Souli (Σούλι) who live in the mountains of Mourgas in Epirus in northwestern Greece. ...


Current events

Downtown view of Veria from Villa Vikella Hill in September 2007.
Downtown view of Veria from Villa Vikella Hill in September 2007.

The disappearance in Veria of Alex Mechisvili, an eleven year old boy of Georgian descent living in northern Greece, after revealing to his parents that he had seen "what happens to kids who are not supervised by anyone," has galvanized the Greek public. While five local children have confessed to the murder, the body has never been found, and their story is not universally believed. When the local Roma clan head, reputed to be the crime boss of Veria was questioned by the mother of the missing child about his possible complicity, he is reputed to have answered, "No. We don't steal children that old."[1] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1224 pixel, file size: 532 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Veria downtown view in September 2007. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1224 pixel, file size: 532 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Veria downtown view in September 2007. ... Languages Romani, languages of native region Religions Christianity, Islam Related ethnic groups South Asians (Desi) The Roma (singular Rom; sometimes Rroma, Rrom) or Romanies are an ethnic group living in many communities all over the world. ...


Earthquakes in 2007

An earthquake that took place in Veria on 28th January 2007 caused no anxiety. In February 2007,though, about three new earthquakes took place with the strongest on 21st February 2007 at 03:42 a.m. (4.5 degrees on the Richter scale). Another earthquake of undetermined magnitude took place on Sunday 6th May 2007 at 06:14 a.m. local time. Veria is an area with a relatively low earthquake activity.


Historical population

The preserved old section of Veria.
The preserved old section of Veria.
Year Population Change Municipal population Change
1981 37,966 - - -
1991 37,858 -108/0.29% 42,910 -
2001 - - 42,794 -116/-0.27%

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 988 KB) Summary Picture I took of the old quarter of Veria. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 988 KB) Summary Picture I took of the old quarter of Veria. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

Climate

Typically, Veria experiences cold wet winters and hot dry summers. Especially the summer of 2007, Veria experienced one of its highest temperatures lately, 44 [°C]

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum. [°C] 7 9 10 16 19 29 29 24 19 16 12 5
Minimum temperature [°C] 3 6 8 11 16 19 17 14 12 10 8 4
Record temperatures [°C] 20 22 25 31 36 44 42 39 36 32 27 26

Look up Month in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Famous People

Ioannis Kottounios, (Greek: Ιωάννης Κοττούνιος) was an eminent Greek scholar. ... Pantelis Kafes (born on June 24, 1978 in Veria, Greece) is a Greek football player who plays for AEK Athens FC. Being a talented defensive midfield player, Pantelis Kafes has won acclaim for his creative abilities and excellent passing skills. ... Alexandros Alexandris (born 21 October 1968 in Veroia) is a former Greek football striker. ... Yiannis Arabatzis born May 28, 1984 in Veria, Greece. ... Kostas Tsartsaris (Greek: ) (born October 17, 1979 in Veria, Greece), is a Greek professional basketball player currently with Panathinaikos BC. A 610 1/4 (2. ...

See also

List of settlements in the Imathia prefecture, Greece. ...

References

  1. ^ Malcolm Brabant. "Lost Greek boy may be sex victim", BBC News, news.bbc.co.uk. 
  2. ^ PDF (875 KB) 2001 Census (Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ). www.statistics.gr. Retrieved on 2007-10-30.
  3. ^ (Greek) Basic Characteristics. Ministry of the Interior. www.ypes.gr. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Mapquest - Veria, street map not yet available
  • Coordinates: 40°31′14″N, 22°12′8″E

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m