Central Macedonia

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Central Macedonia is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece, located in the north of the country. Its capital and largest city is Thessaloniki, which is Greece's second largest city.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Central Macedonia is bordered by the regions of Western Macedonia and Thessaly to the west, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace to the east, and the Aegean Sea to the south. The region covers an area of 18,811 square kilometers, making it the second largest region in Greece.

History[edit | edit source]

The history of Central Macedonia dates back to ancient times. It was the birthplace of Alexander the Great and played a significant role in the Hellenistic period, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire. The region was also part of the Ottoman Empire for several centuries before becoming part of modern Greece in the 20th century.

Economy[edit | edit source]

The economy of Central Macedonia is diverse and includes sectors such as agriculture, industry, and services. The region is known for its production of cotton, tobacco, and wine, and it is also home to several industrial areas. The services sector, including tourism, is also significant, with Thessaloniki being a major tourist destination.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Central Macedonia is rich in cultural heritage, with numerous archaeological sites, museums, and monuments. The region is known for its traditional music, dances, and cuisine. The Macedonian cuisine is a representative of the Balkan cuisine, and it shares characteristics with the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

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