Drama prefecture

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Drama prefecture (Greek: Νομός Δράμας Nomos Dramas) is a prefecture in northeastern Macedonia. The prefecture is the northernmost in Greek Macedonia and the westernmost in the periphery of East Macedonia and Thrace. The northernmost point is at the Rhodope range. Its capital is the city of Drama.

Geography

The Orvelos mountains are to the northwest, Menoikio to the west and Falakro in the northeastern part. The Nestos river is to the north and east. The northern portion, especially at Karantere, is empty and underpopulated. Drama prefecture borders Xanthi to the east, Kavala to the south, Serres to the southwest and to the west and Bulgaria to the north. Arable lands are located in the southern and the westcentral portion of Drama.

History

The prefecture, like most of eastern Macedonia became part of Greece after the Second Balkan War, when it was liberated from Bulgaria who had wrested it from the Ottoman Empire in the First Balkan War. Drama was occupied by Bulgarian forces during World War I and World War II. It was during the latter occupation that the massacre of Doxato took place.

Climate

The areas that mainly get Mediterranean climate is at the southern portion of the prefecture. Its climate is mainly continental with cold winters in higher elevations and to the northern portion.

Transportation


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Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Doxato 1001 Doxato 663 00 25210-6
Drama 1002 Drama 661 00 25210-2
Kalampaki 1003 Kalampaki 660 31 25210-5
Kato Nevrokopi 1004 Kato Nevrokopi 660 33 25230-2
Nikiforos 1005 Nikiforos 660 37 25210-9
Paranesti 1006 Paranesti 660 32 25250-2
Prosotsani 1007 Prosotsani 662 00 25220-2
Sitagiri 1009 Fotolivos 660 34 23510-9

Communities

Commune YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Sidironero 1008 Sidironero 660 38 25210-9