Kavala Prefecture


Kavala Prefecture

Infobox Pref GR
name = Kavala
name_local = Νομός Καβάλας
flag_reg = Flag of Greek Macedonia.svg


periph = East Macedonia and Thrace
capital = Kavala
population = 147,884
population_as_of = 2005
pop_rank = 23rd
pop_dens = 70.1
popdens_rank = 15th
area = 2,111
area_rank = 33rd
postal_code = 64x xx - 65x xx
area_code = 2510, 259x0
licence = ΚΒ
provinces = 3
municip = 11
commun =
ISO = GR-55
website = [http://www.pref-kavala.gr/ www.pref-kavala.gr]

Kavala prefecture (Greek: Νομός Καβάλας "Nomos Kavalas") is a prefecture in eastern Macedonia, Greece. Kavala serves as a capital city but mainly for Thrace because Greek Thrace had no permanent capital. The prefecture includes the island of Thasos. The prefecture is bounded with the Nestos river to the east. Kavala prefecture is the easternmost within the region of Macedonia. The highest point is at the Pangaion hills which elevates at 1,957 m. The second highest is on Thasos island.

Geography

The mountains are the Pangaion hills to the west and the Ypsario mountains on Thasos. The northern portion especially at Karantere are empty and underpopulated. The bounding prefectures are Serres to the west, Drama to the north, Xanthi to the east. Arable lands are located along the coastline, the northern, the eastern and around the island of Thasos. Thasos has no provinces.

Climate

The areas that mainly get Mediterranean climate is at the southern, the northern, the eastern portions of the prefecture as well as the island of Thasos. Its climate is mainly continental with cold winters in higher elevations.

Transport

*GR-2/E75, Via Egnatia, old and new, SW, Cen., E
*GR-57, Cen., N
*GR-69, S on the island of Thasos

Municipalities

ee also

*List of settlements in the Kavala prefecture
*Slavic toponyms of places in Kavala Prefecture


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