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Thessaloniki or Salonica is the second-largest city in Greece and
the capital of Macedonia, the nation's largest region.
It is the largest city in the wider geographical region of Macedonia,
and also one of the largest cities in southeastern Europe.
The Thessaloniki Urban Area extends around the Thermaic Gulf for
approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) and comprises 16 municipalities.
According to the 2001 census, the municipality of Thessaloniki had a
population of 363,987, while the metropolitan population approximates
one million inhabitants.
Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and
political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe;
its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and its southeast
It is traditional for the country's Prime Minister to set out his government's
policies for each coming year in a speech at the annual Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.
Thessaloniki retains several Ottoman and Jewish structures as well as a large number
of Byzantine architectural monuments.
The city hosts an annual International Trade Fair, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival,
and the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora.
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