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name = Pieria
flag_reg = Flag of Greek Macedonia.svg
population = 134,739
population_as_of = 2005
pop_rank = 26th
pop_dens = 88.9
popdens_rank = 10th
area = 1,516
area_rank = 42nd| postal_code = 60x xx
area_code = 235x0| licence = ΚΝ
provinces = "none"
municip = 13
website = [http://www.pieria.gr/ www.pieria.gr]
Pieria ( _el. Πιερία) is one of the
prefectures of Greece. It is located in the southern part of Macedonia, in the Periphery of Central Macedonia. Its capital is the town of Katerini. Pieria is the smallest prefecture within Macedonia. The name Pieria originates from the ancient tribe and the ancient country of Pieris. In Pieria, there are many sites of archeological interest, such as Dion, Pydnaand Platamonas. Pieria is also home to Mt. Pierus, home to Orpheusand the Muses, as well as the Pierian Spring. Mt. Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and throne of the ancient Greek gods, is towering at the south side of Pieria. Other ancient cities included Leivithrosand Pimpleiaor Pimplia.
The Pieria prefecture is bounded with Larissa in
Thessalyto the south and west, the Kozani to the west and Imathia to the north. Until the late-20th century, it surrounded the village of Elafos in which it was part of the Imatha prefecture.
Pierian Mountainslie to the west. The Thermian Gulflies to the east. It also has a valley by the GR-13. Most of the population live within the Olympian Riviera. The lowest point is the Thermian Gulf and the highest point is Mount Olympus.
Its climate is mainly of Mediterranean climate with hot summers and cool winters. In most of the central part and the western part receives winter weather especially in the hills, the Pierian Mountains and Mount Olympus.
List of settlements in the Pieria prefectureand Slavic toponyms of places in Pieria Prefecture
Piereswere a Thracian people, occupying the narrow strip of plain land, or low hill, between the mouths of the Peneius and the Haliacmonrivers, at the foot of the great woody steeps of mount Olympus. Later Pieria has been incorporated in the Kingdom of Macedoniawhereas it was the second province of the ancient kingdom, later the Roman Empireas well as the Byzantine Empire. It was later invaded and became a part of the Ottoman Empire. During that time, the Greek War of Independenceoccurred in the area in 1821 but their battle was lost. Pieria did not join the rest of Greeceuntil the Balkan Warsin 1913. Until 1947, Pieria was part of the Thessaloniki Prefecturein that time was the largest prefecture, it was then a province. Pieria saw an economic boom in agriculture and businesses. During the Greco-Turkish War, it saw an influx of refugees from Asia Minorin what is now a part of Turkeyand several places were named after their former homelands including Nea Trapezountafrom Trezibond (now Trabzon) and Nea Efesosfrom Ephesus(now Efes), they now belong to Turkey. Roads were being paved, Katerini saw electricity. After World War IIand the Greek Civil War, Pieria was rebuilt and its population was emigrating. Electricity were introduced to the rest of the prefecture in the 1960s, television in the 1970s and the 1980s and also more pavement of roads.
The GR-1 was under construction in the late-1960s and was opened to traffic in 1972 with two lanes, in the 1980s, it became two-laned in the northern part, in the 1990s, it became two laned that it went as far as the prefectural boundary with Larissa in the early-2000s.
June 8, 2007, a low pressure received system from Southern and Central Europe heavy rainfalls ravaged the prefecture and saw damages in fruit and vegetable production, one farm was like a small pond that can be seen in the valley. The hard hit area was Korinos.
E75, both the old and the new highways
According to various sources,
Alexis Zorba(1867-1942), the person who inspired the Greek novelist Nikos Kazantzakisto write the famous novel "Zorba the Greek", was born in the village of Katafigi, near Kolindros. His original name was Georgios Zorbas.
Pierikos- Greek Third Division (North Club)
* [http://www.greekmountainflora.info/Pieria/Pieria.html Greek Mountain Flora]
* [http://www.pieria-tourism.gr/ Pieria Tourism]
* [http://www.pieriahotels.gr/ Pieria Hotels Guide]
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