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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.

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.