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Kozani

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Capital: Kozani
Area: 3,562 km
Elevation: Lowest: Aliakmon
Highest: western part
Inhabitants: 150,159(1991)
Population density: 42.16/km
ISO 3166-2: GR-58
FIPS code:
Car designation: KZ (Kozani)
Code for the municipalities: 29xx
Number of provinces: 3
Number of municipalities: 16
Number of independent communes: 3
Area/distance code: 11-30-246x0 (030-246x0)
Postal code 50x xx
Name of inhabitants: sing.
-s pl.
2-letter abbreviation/HASC: KZ
Website: www.kozani.gr
(only in Greek)
Map
Map showing the Kozani prefecture within Greece

Kozani (Greek: Κοζάνη) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is in the western part of Macedonia. Its capital is a city of the same name. The capital is set 710 meters above ground.

Kozani has been a prosperous area in the course of its history. Its merchants are once known to have dominated the commerce of the Balkan peninsula, expanding their trade activities to the north and along the Danube.

Kozani nowadays is still among the most prosperous areas of the Greek province, but for a different reason, its rich mining industry. Kozani produces lignite, which is the main source of the electric power produced in Greece, nitrous salts which are processed into fertilizers, and chromium. There was also an asbestos mine that remained operational until the mid-1990s, which has now ceased its operation.

In the prefecture of Kozani there is also the artificial lake and hydroelectric dam of Polyfytos, which further contributes to the electricity production of Greece.

The region's vast industrial advancement in a short period of time has raised environmentalist concerns.

Kozani is the home the Technological Educational Institute of West Macedonia and the independent department of Energy Management of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

One of the more important aspects of local folklore is Kozani's carnival, which retains much of the profanity of the ancient Dionysiac cult.


Kozani's nearest airport is Filippos Airport, IATA code: KZI, ICAO code: LG??. The airport was first opened in the mid-20th century.

Kozani has three provinces.

It is bounded by the prefectures of Florina to the northwest and to the north Pella to the northeast, Imathia and Pieria to the east, Larissa which is a part of Thessaly to the southeast, Grevena to the south, Kastoria to the southwest and Kastoria to the west.

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Agios Nikolaos clock tower (Mamatsios) in 1916, a lasting landmark
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History

On November 23, 1976, a NIHON YS-11A of the Olympic Airways (now Olympic Airlines) crashed near Kozani. 46 passengers were lost including 4 others.


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Persons

Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Agia Paraskevi 2901 Agios Christoforos 502 00 24630-51
Aiani 2902 Aiani (anc: Aiane) 500 04 24610-98
Askio 2903 Kaloneri 500 03 24650-71
Dimitrios Ypsilantis 2907 Mavrodendri 502 00 24610-96
Elimeia 2908 Krokos 500 10 24610-63
Ellispontos 2909 Koilada 501 00 24610-90
Kamvounia 2910 Tranovalto 505 00 24640-5
Kozani 2911 Kozani 501 00 24610-2 thru 7
Mouriki 2913 Emporio 500 05 24630-6
Neapoli 2914 Neapoli 500 01 24680-2
Ptolemaida 2915 Ptolemaida 502 00 24630-27
Servia 2917 Servia 505 00 24640-2
Siatista 2918 Siatista 503 00 24650-2
Tsotyli 2919 Tsotyli 500 02 24680-31
Velventos 2904 Velventos 504 00 24640-31
Vermio 2905 Komnina 500 06 24630-31

Communities

Commune YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Blasti 2906 Vlasti or Blasti 500 09 24630-93
Livadero 2912 Livadero 505 00 24640-41
Pentalofos 2915 Pentalofos 500 07 24680-41

External links

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