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.
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.
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.
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.
- Takis Loukanidis, star footballer of the 1960s
- Manolis Angelopoulos, singer
- Panos Markovits, football coach
- Christakis, laika singer, born in Istanbul but reared in Drama
- Kostas Nestoridis, footballer, was born in Drama
- Mahmud Dramali, Turkish commander during the Greek War of Independence
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