Greek Macedonia

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Greek Macedonia ( lokal name: Macedonia (Μακεδονία/Makedonia) ), is the largest and second most populous region of Greece. Together with the regions of Thrace and Epirus, it is often referred to unofficially as northern Greece. Its capital is Thessaloniki.

Its territory covers most of the original northern Greek region of ancient Macedonia. Its name was later imparted to a wider Balkan region that became known in modern times as Macedonia of which it forms 51,9% of the land and 52,4% of the population. It was part of the Ottoman Empire until 1912. In 1913, most of the Ottoman lands in Europe were divided between the surrounding countries of Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania and Montenegro.

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