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Katerini 


Katerini

It is Capital of the Prefecture with 45.000 residents. It abstains 439 km from Athens and 68 km from Thessaloniki. It is built in the plain between Pieria and Olympus. The first population of the current city was a refugee settlement from Mount Sina, that was founded in the years of the Ottoman domination. In the end of the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th , Katerini evolves to a flourishing urban centre with 3.700 residents, and becomes basis of bishop Kitros. Greek schools functioned in the city from 1871 and after 1900 new ones were added. After its release, in 1912, and the installation of refugees from Pontos and Southern Russia, its population increased rapidly and the rythm of development was accelerated.

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