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Ptolemaida is a city in Northern Greece. It lies in the prefecture of Kozani, which is part of Western Macedonia. It is known for the coal mimes and the factories of electricity as well. It is also known as the center and the basic human and cultural source of the ancient Macedonian Greek state.
The city is in the valley and the mountains of Askio to the southwest and Vermio to the northeast. It is located north of Kozani, east of Kastoria, south of Florina and south west of Edessa. Since the 1960s or the 1970s, GR-3/E65 bypassed it to the east.
Ptolemaida's culture has a long history. In addition to the Neolithic archaeological sites, a golden necklace dating to roughly 4500 Before Christen Era was discovered by a resident on February 16, 2006. Ptolemaida has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, churches, banks, a post office, a train station, a police station, a water tower, and squares. There is the potential of a university being established by the state in the near future, which will raise the standard of life in Ptolemaida.
It is considered a highly industrial area. There are 4 power plants in this area producing 70 percent of Greece's electrical power. In its subsoil, there are huge amounts of lignite which is the raw material of the power plants. The plants are owned by the Public Power Corporation, who is the major employer in the city. The plant was first tested by the prime minister of Greece at that time, Constantine Karamanlis. The other two are in Amyntaio in Florina and in Agios Dimitrios.

Ptolemaida is said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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