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40.7975/40°47'55" N lat.22.046/22°2'44" E long
| Population: (2001)|
about 200 m
|Number of communities:||-|
|Postal code:||582 00|
|Area/distance code:|| 11-30-23810 (030-23810)-2|
|Car designation:|| |
|3-letter abbreviation:||EDE Edessa|
|Name of inhabitants:|| Edessan sing.|
|Address of administration:|| 1 Egon Square|
Edessa 582 00
Edessa (Έδεσσα) is a town in of 25,000 inhabitants in northern Greece, the capital of the Pella prefecture and is also the provincial capital of the province of the same name. It is also known as Vodena (Slavic: Voda, "water") and it is nicknamed "town of the waters", due to its rich aquatic resources and its tourist attraction of the waterfalls, located in the actual town center. Edessa dates back to ancient times.
Edessa has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a train station (Florina - Edessa - Veria), a sports centre, a post office, and squares (plateies) including Egon Square .
- F. Papazoglou , Les villes de Macédoine romaine = The Cities of Roman Macedonia, BCH Suppl. 16, 1988, 127-131.
- Mapquest - Edessa, street map not yet available
- Edessa official site
- Pella Prefecture official site, containing useful information about Edessa
- Hellenic Mininstry of Culture
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