Geography

The Region of Western Macedonia claimed its current form when the “Kallikratis Programme”, regarding New Architecture of Self-governing Entities and Deconcentrated Administration, officially entered into force (Law 3852/2010, Government Gazette 87/06.07.2010). Since then it consists of the Regional Units of Grevena, Kastoria, Kozani and Florina. The Region’s geographical boundaries are displayed on the following image. According to the 2011 census, the Regional Units’ population is the following:

Region Permanent Population Men Women Density SQKM
Region of West Macedonia 282120 141260 140860 29,85
Regional Unit of Kozani 149270 74610 74660 42,46
Municipality of Kozani 70420 35340 35080 65,74
Municipality of Voio 18510 9220 9290 18,37
Municipality of Eordea 45450 22620 22830 64,12
Municipality of  Servia-Velvendo 14890 7430 7460 20,45
Regional Unit of Grevena 31490 16270 15220 13,75
Municipality of Grevena 25620 13330 12290 13,78
Municipality of Deskati 5870 2940 2930 13,6
Regional Unit of Kastoria 50280 25120 25160 29,23
Municipality of Kastoria 35830 17840 17990 46,94
Municipality of Nestorio 2630 1350 1280 4,27
Municipality of Orestiada 11820 5930 5890 34,69
Regional Unit of Florina 51080 25260 25820 26,54
Municipality of Florina 32620 15910 16710 39,8
Municipality of Aminteo 16890 8570 8320 28,66
Municipality of Prespes 1570 780 790 3,05

Provisional data from the census released by ELLSTAT in 2011

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