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Pieria

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Statistics
Capital: Katerini
Area: 1,506 km
Elevation: Lowest: Thermaic Gulf
Highest: Olympus area
Inhabitants: 116,820 (1991)
Population density: 77.57/km
ISO 3166-2: GR-59
FIPS code: GR07
Car designation: KN (Katerini)
Code for the municipalities: 18xx
Number of municipalities: 13
Number of independent communes: none
Area/distance code: 11-30-235x0 (030-235x0)
Postal code 60x xx
Name of inhabitants: Pierian sing.
-s pl.
2-letter abbreviation/HASC: IM
Website: www.pieria.gr/en
www.pieria.gr (also in Greek)
Map
Map showing the Pieria prefecture within Greece

Pieria (Πιερία) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is located in the southern part of Macedonia (Cen. Macedonia) . Its capital is the town of Katerini. Pieria is the smallest prefecture within the Macedonia periphery (region). 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, Pydna and Platamonas. Pieria is also home to Mt. Pierus, home to Orpheus and 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. The Pierian Mountains lie to the west. Historically, Pieria was once a prefecture (department) of Thessaly.

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Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Aiginio 4201 Aiginio 603 00 23530-2
Anatolikos Olympos 4202 Leptokarya 600 63 23520-3
Dio 4203 Konatariotissa 601 00 23510-51
Elafina 4204 Palio Keramidi 601 00 23510-92
Katerini 4205 Katerini 601 00 23510-2 thru 7
Kolindros 4206 Kolindros 600 61 23530-3
Korinos 4207 Korinos 600 62 23510-41
Litochoro 4208 Litochoro 602 00 23520-8
Methoni 4209 Methoni 600 66 23530-4
Paralia 4210 Kallithea 601 00 23510-4
Petra 4211 Kato Milia 601 00 23510-8
Pieries 4212 Ritini 601 00 23510-82
Pydna 4213 Pydna 600 64 23510-7

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External links

el:Νομός Πιερίας sv:Pierien

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