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)
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.
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