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Thessaloniki (Greece)

Last modified: 2004-12-22 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki (800,000 inhabitants, including the outskirts) is the capital city of the Greek Macedonia. The city is located on the Gulf of Thessaloniki, which opens on the Aegean Sea.

Between 1204 and 1224, Thessaloniki was the capital city of a Latin kingdom. From 1430 to 1913, the city was under Ottoman domination. During the First World War, Thessaloniki hosted the headquarters of the Eastern Allied Forces. The Jewish community of Thessaloniki, one of the most important in Europe, was exterminated by the Nazis during the Second World War.

Ivan Sache, 27 January 2002

The Thessaloniki flag contest

Thessaloniki,is currently holding a contest for a new city flag. This is accompanied by a great interest by many artists since the prizes start from 4,400 Euros and finish at 8,800 Euros.

Dimitris Agrafiotis, 2 January 2003