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Kožuf Mountain on Greece-Macedonia Border and Other Nearby Ranges

40.9N 21.7E

December 26th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Greece and Macedonia - December 21st, 2010

The Kožuf Mountain runs diagonally across this orthorectified image, marking the border between the southern part of the Republic of Macedonia (above) and Greece (below). Its highest peak is Zelenbeg, at 2171 meters above the sea level.

Its most western parts reach the river Blashnica, and the north-western side stretches in a line, from the Mrzhechko village via the village Konopishte, through the course of Boshava to the city of Demir Kapija.

Also visible at the bottom of the thumbnail are two lakes: Lake Vergoritis (larger) and Lake Petron (smaller). Upon opening the full image, a third body of water, Lake Polyfytos, can also be seen to the south. It was created by the Polyfytos dam, which is 20 km long and about 4 to 5 km wide, on the Haliacmon River.

Two other mountain ranges, running parallel to each other, can also be observed in the southern part of the full image: the Vermio Mountains (east) and the Askio Range (west).

The Vermio Mountains are a mountain range between Imathia and Kozani Prefecture in Greece. The range is west of the plain of Kambania. The town of Veria, which is the capital of Imathia prefecture, is built οn the foot of these mountains. The highest point in the range is 6,732 feet (2,052 m) near Naousa.

Askio is a mountain range covering the western Kozani and a part of the Kastoria prefectures in Greece. Its peaks stand over 2111 m. Its length is approximately 30 km from northwest to southeast and its width is approximately 15 to from southwest to northeast.

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