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Pierian Mountains and Haliacmon River, Greece – April 2nd, 2010

40.2N 22.0E

April 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Greece - February 19th, 2010

Greece - February 19th, 2010

The mountain range running diagonally across this orthorectified image of Greece, from the top left to the bottom right corner, is known as Piéria, or the Pierian Mountains. The range is located between Imathia, Pieria and Kozani Prefecture, south of the plain of Kambania in Central Macedonia. The highest point in the range is Flampouro at 2,193m (7,195 feet).

An artificial reservoir on the Haliacmon (or Aliákmonas) River can be seen south of the range in the lower part of the image. It the longest river in Greece, with a total length of 322 km (200 miles). It waters an extensive area, making it of great importance to agriculture in the region.

The Haliacmon rises in the northern Pindus Mountains in northern Greece on the border with Albania, before flowing southeast then northeast through the Greek peripheries of West and Central Macedonia and then into Lake Kastoria, and into the dam and into the Thermaic Gulf.

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