Νομός Ημαθίας

Periphery: Central Macedonia
Capital: Verroia or Veria
Area: 1,712 km ²
Elevation: Lowest: Thermaic Gulf
Highest: Vermio
Inhabitants: 144,172(2001)
Population density: 84.21/km ²
ISO 3166-2: GR-53
FIPS code: GR12
Car designation: HM (Imathia)
Code for the municipalities: 18xx
Number of provinces: 2
Number of municipalities: 12
Number of independent communes: none
Area/distance code: 11-30-233x0 (030-233x0)
Postal code 59x xx
Name of inhabitants: Imathian sing.
-s pl.
2-letter abbreviation/HASC: IM
(also in Greek)

Imathia (Greek: Ημαθία) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is located in the westcentral part of Macedonia (Central Macedonia). The prefecture has two provinces. The prefecture is bounded with Pieria to the south, Kozani to the west, Pella to the north and Thessaloniki to the east. The delta of the Aliakmon which is the shortest boundary with the coastling with the Thermaic Gulf to the east.

Imathia is named after Emathus (gr. Ἤμαθος, Emathos), a son of Macedon and brother of Pierus in Greek Mythology.

The capital city of Imathia is the city of Veria (Verroia).

Nymphaion - The School of Aristotle at Isvoria (near Naoussa)

Vergina - Aigai


Its geography include mountains are parts of Pierian Mountains to the southeast and the Vermio mountains to the west. Much of the area are the valley areas. The longest river is the Aliákmon river which flows to the south and east. The reservoir is partially bounded with Kozani.


The agriculture are rich in peach crops and some strawberries and the production is large. The jam Naoussa is the main and famous production of agriculture and jams.


Its climate is mainly of Mediterranean climate with hot summers and cold winters. In most of the central part and the western part receives winter weather especially in the hills and the Vermio mountains.

Panagia Soumela, near Kastanies, a place where each year (15 August, "Dekapentavgoustos") many Greeks especially from Pontus come to celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) . A Monastery build near Trabzon (Trapezounta) in 386 AD was destroyed by the Turks in 1922. Thirty years later the monastery in Imathia was build.


GR-1, E, SE

GR-4, SW, Cen., NE

Via Egnatia/E90, SW, S Cen., SE



Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Alexandreia 1801 Alexandria 593 00 23330-2
Anthemia 1802 Kopanos 590 35 23320-41
Antigonides 1803 Kavasila Imathias 591 00 23310-39
Apostolos Pavlos 1804 Makrochori 590 33 23310-41
Dovras 1807 Agios Georgios 591 00 23310-51
Eirinoupoli 1808 Eirinoupoli 590 34 23320-4
Makedonida 1809 Rizomata 591 00 23310-9
Meliki 1810 Meliki 590 31 23310-81
Naoussa 1811 Naoussa 592 00 23320-2
Platy 1812 Platy 590 32 2330-63
Vergina 1805 Vergina 590 31 23310-92
Veria (Verroia) 1806 Veria 591 00 23310

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