Kastoria Prefecture


Kastoria Prefecture

Infobox Pref GR
name = Kastoria
name_local = Νομός Καστοριάς
flag_reg = Flag of Greek Macedonia.svg


periph = West Macedonia
capital = Kastoria
population = 53,584
population_as_of = 2005
pop_rank = 46th
pop_dens = 31.2
popdens_rank = 46th
area = 1,720
area_rank = 38th
postal_code = 52x xx
area_code = 24670
licence = ΚΑ
provinces =
municip = 12
commun = 3
ISO = GR-56
website = [http://www.kastoria.gr/ www.kastoria.gr]

Kastoria Prefecture ( _el. Νομός Καστοριάς) is one of the fifty-one prefectures ("nomoi", singular: "nomos") of Greece. Its capital is the city of Kastoria, and its population was estimated at 51,934 inhabitants in the most recent census. The prefecture is situated at the western end of Macedonia in the far north of the country. It borders the prefectures of Florina, Grevena, Kozani and Ioannina. An international border with the Albanian district of Korçë lies on the western edge of the prefecture.

The region is mountainous with a pronounced continental climate, characterised by cold winters and hot summers.

Geography

The mountain ranges includes Grammos and Voio to the southwest and Verno to the northeast.

Population

The Kastoria region has a large proportion of inhabitants of Pontian Greek origin. Their ancestors migrated there after the Treaty of Lausanne was ratified in 1923. This Pontian Greek population is found throughout the prefecture in the communities of Mesopotamia,Agia Kiriaki, Oinoe, Kalohori, Nestorio, Koromelia, Dendrohori, Dispilio and many other villages.

Transport

*GR-15, S, Cen., NE
*GR-20/E90, S, only passes through Eptachori

Municipalities and communities

ee also

*List of settlements in the Kastoria prefecture


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