Region of Western Macedonia
The Region of Western Macedonia was created with the Law 3852/2010, is self-governing territorial public entities. It’s main responsibility is to design, plan and implement policies at regional level in the framework of their powers, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and social cohesion of the country, taking into account national and European policies.
The region of Western Macedonia is situated in north-western Greece, is consisted from four prefectures: Kozani, Florina, Grevena and Kastoria. It is bordering with the regions of Central Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus, and bounded to the north at the international borders of Greece with the F.Y.R.o.Macedonia and Albania.
Region of Western Macedonia covers a total surface of 9,451 km2, it has a total population of 283,689 inhabitants, 82% of the total surface are mountainous and semi-mountainous areas.
It is considered to be the energy core of Greece.
It has rich natural heritage including 11 ecotopes of the NATURA 2000 network.
The main economic activities at the Region are : agriculture, mining sites, electric power production and tourism and fur.