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West Macedonia is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece, consisting of the western part of Greek Macedonia. It is divided into the prefectures of Florina, Grevena, Kastoria, and Kozani. The Region of Western Macedonia is situated in the North-West part of Greece, bordering with the regions of Central Macedonia (East), Thessaly (South), Epirus (West), as well as with the regions of Bitola (Republic of Macedonia) and Korce (Albania) to the North. Map of Greek periphery File links The following pages link to this file: West Macedonia Categories: GFDL images ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Macedonia (Greek: Μακεδονία,Makedonia, IPA , or Aegean Macedonia) is the largest and second most populous 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... Florina (Greek Φλώρινα) ( Macedonian / Slavonic Лерин / Lerin) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Grevena (Greek: Γρεβενά) is a prefecture in Greece. ... Kastoria (Greek: Καστοριά) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Kozani (Greek: Κοζάνη) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Central Macedonia is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece, being the central part of Greek region of Macedonia. ... Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ... Epirus (Greek Ήπειρος, Ípeiros; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is a province or periphery in northwestern Greece, bounded by West Macedonia and Thessaly to the east, by the province of Sterea Ellada (Central Greece) to the south, the Ionian Sea and the Ionian Islands to the west and... Bitola-View of the old town Bitola (Macedonian Битола, Bulgarian Битоля, Albanian Manastir, Turkish Manastır, Greek Μοναστήρι, Serbian Bitolj/Битољ) is a city in Republic of Macedonia. ... Official languages Macedonian¤,2 Capital Skopje President Branko Crvenkovski Prime Minister Vlado Bučkovski Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water Ranked 145th  25,713 km²  1. ... Categories: Albania geography stubs | Cities in Albania ...


Although it covers a total surface of 9.451 km² (7,2% of country’s total), it has a total population of 302.892 inhabitants (2,9% of the country’s total), thus it is a low-density populated Region (32 inh. per km², as compared to the country’s 79,7 relevant figure). This is mainly due to the mountainous nature of the Region, as 82% of the total surface are mountainous and semi-mountainous areas. This is also reflected in the population distribution, as the major part of the population (56%) lives in rural areas.


The Region has one operational Industrial Area (Florina) and another one under construction (Kozani). However, “soft” structures have not followed the general improvement of heavy infrastructures, a situation that has to be remedied, in order to achieve an overall higher economic development of the Region. The R&D services are at a rather low level, due to the lack of Universities: only 3,5% of the country’s total research foundations are situated in the Region. Among them, the Technological Educational Insitute plays an important role in supporting the regional research and educational efforts. However, an enhanced interaction with SME’s will be a crucial factor, in order to improve the productivity and the added value of products and services generated in the Region of Western Macedonia.

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West Macedonia (653 words)
West Macedonia is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece, consisting of the western part of Greek Macedonia.
The periphery of Western Macedonia is situated in the North-West part of Greece, bordering with the peripheries of Central Macedonia (East), Thessaly (South), Epirus (West), as well as with the regions of Bitola (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and Korçë (Albania) to the North.
The building of West Macedonia Periphery is located in Zone of Alternate Urban Planning (ZEP) in the city of Kozani.
Pan-Macedonian Network - Historical Review of Macedonia (4406 words)
The Bronze Age finds Macedonia with fewer settlements, a circumstance that may be interpreted either as the result of the contraction of the population or as the result of the development of central cores at the expense of small-scale satellite settlements.
Macedonia's strategic importance at the crossroads of the major arterial roads in the Bal kan peninsula meant that during the critical peri od marking the transition from the late Roman to the Byzantine period it was the object of bene factions from the royal house, despite the gener al upheavals of the times.
Macedonia was divided between two "themes" - the "theme of Thessaloniki" (from the Pindos range to the Strymon river) and the "theme of Strymon" (the modern counties of Ser rhai, Xanthe and Rhodope), the latter with its capital at Serrhai.
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