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Statistics
Periphery: West Macedonia
Capital: Florina
Area: 1,863 km²
Elevation: Lowest: Aliakmon valley
Highest: southern part
Inhabitants: 54,751(2001)
Population density: 29.39/km ²
ISO 3166-2: GR-63
FIPS code: GR08
Car designation: PA (Florina)
Code for the municipalities: 50xx
Number of municipalities: 8
Number of independent communes: 4
Area/distance code: 11-30-23850 (030-23850)
11-30-23860 (030-23860)
11-30-24670 (030-24670)
in Variko
Postal code 53x xx
Name of inhabitants: Florinian sing.
-s pl.
2-letter abbreviation/HASC: FL

Florina (Greek: Φλώρινα) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is located in the northwestern part of Greek Macedonia (West Macedonia). Its capital is a town also called Florina.

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Geography

Florina has no provinces, it is bounded by the prefecture of Pella to the east, Kozani, to the south, Kastoria, to the southwest, Albania with the districts of Devoll and Korçë to the west, Lake Prespa to the northwest and the FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) with the districts of Bitola and Resen to the north. The Aliákmon river flows in the southwest.

The mountains include the Verno mountains (2,128 m) to the southwest, Varnous (2,117 m) and the Voras (2,524 m) which are the tallest to the northeast near the Pella prefecture and FYROM.

Agriculture

Florina is rich in agriculture. The main production are oranges and peaches. The number one juice producer is Florina.

Sites of Interest

  • Florina Archaeological Museum
  • Florina Byzantine Museum
  • Florina Museum of Modern Art

Communications

Radio

ERA Florinas - an ERA affiliate, website

Transportation

  • GR-2, E, Cen., W
  • GR-3, NE
  • GR-15, SW, W

Places

  • Florina
  • Niki

Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Aetos 5001 Aetos 530 75 -
Amyntaio 5002 Amyntaio 532 00 23860-2
Filotas 5011 Filotas 530 70 24630-41
Florina 5012 Florina 531 00 23850-2
Kato Klines 5004 Kato Klines 531 00 23850-1
Meliti 5007 Agios Athanasios 530 71 23850-42
Perasma 5009 Perasma 531 00 23580-3
Prespes 5010 Lemos 530 77 23850-51

Communities

Commune YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Krystallopigi 5005 Krystallopigi 530 77 23850-45
Lechovo 5006 Lechovo 530 73 23850-45
Nymfaio 5008 Nymfaio 530 78 23860-3
Variko 5003 Variko 500 05 24670-94

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