/kaw zah"nee/, n.
a city in central Greece. 23,240.
Also, Kozáne.

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      town, capital of the nomós (department) of Kozáni, western Greek Macedonia. The town is situated on the edge of a fertile basin between the Vérmion and Voúrinos mountains and has tobacco, cereal, potato, and vegetable cultivation, as well as cattle and dairy production. Founded in the European Middle Ages under Turkish rule, it was a centre of Greek culture; a library of books and manuscripts survives.

      The town is important for the services it provides to the nomós, which is a dry mountain and plateau region that averages 2,000 feet (600 m) in elevation in the north and west, with several peaks reaching more than 6,000 feet (1,800 m). The nomós is bounded by the Pindus Mountains (west), by Thessaly (south), and by the forested Vérmion and Piéria massifs (east), between which flows the Aliákmon River. Lignite, which is mined in the area, powers several thermal generating stations in Ptolemaís. Kozáni town is an active commercial centre trading in grains, livestock, and hides. There is some manufacture of textiles and agricultural tools, as well as asbestos and chromite mining in the vicinity. The town is linked by road to Thessaloníki (Salonika) via Ptolemaís and Edessa and serves as the seat of a metropolitan bishop. Area 1,376 square miles (3,565 square km). Pop. (1991 prelim.) town, 32,342; nomós, 150,159.

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